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Introduction: Porphyria

Description of Porphyria

Porphyria (medical condition): A group of disorders characterized by excess production of porphyrin or...more »

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Porphyria: a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Porphyria: group of disorders characterized by the excessive production of porphyrins or their precursors that arises from abnormalities in the regulation of the porphyrin-heme pathway; acquired porphyrias, which are due to inhibition of enzymes in the metabolic pathway by a drug, toxin or abnormal metabolite, are more common than those which are inherited.
Source: CRISP

Porphyria: Related Topics

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Porphyria: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Porphyria as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Porphyria as a Disease

Porphyria (medical condition): See Porphyria (disease information).
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Porphyria: Related Diseases

Porphyria: Porphyria is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Porphyria: Article Excerpts

Porphyria is a disorder in which the body produces too much of the chemical porphyrin. Porphyrin... (Source: excerpt from Porphyria: NIDDK)

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Porphyria is a diverse group of diseases in which production of heme is disrupted. Porphyria is...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Porphyria: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Porphyria is a disorder in which the body produces too much of the chemical porphyrin. Porphyrin is used to make ... (Source: excerpt from Porphyria: NIDDK)

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Porphyria: Related Disease Topics

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Terms associated with Porphyria:

More specific terms for Porphyria:

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Porphyria

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Porphyria

The following list attempts to classify Porphyria into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • congenital disease,genetic abnormality,genetic defect,genetic disease,genetic disorder,hereditary condition,hereditary disease,inherited disease,inherited disorder
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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