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Acute intermittent porphyria

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Description of Acute intermittent porphyria

Acute intermittent porphyria (medical condition): A rare metabolic disorder characterized by a...more »

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Acute intermittent porphyria: A rare inherited metabolic disorder caused by a disturbed porphyrin metabolism resulting in increased production of porphyrin or its precursors. Symptoms include abdominal pain, photosensitivity and neurological disturbances such as seizures, coma, hallucinations and respiratory paralysis.

Acute intermittent porphyria: An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of HYDROXYMETHYLBILANE SYNTHASE in the LIVER, the third enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features are recurrent and life-threatening neurologic disturbances, ABDOMINAL PAIN, and elevated level of AMINOLEVULINIC ACID and PORPHOBILINOGEN in the urine.
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Acute intermittent porphyria: Rare Disease

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Acute intermittent porphyria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute intermittent porphyria, or a subtype of Acute intermittent porphyria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Acute intermittent porphyria as a Disease

Acute intermittent porphyria (medical condition): See Acute intermittent porphyria (disease information).
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