Acute Porphyria

Acute Porphyrias result from lack of certain enzymes in the heme biosynthesis, leading to an accumulation of the heme precursors which cause intermittent attacks of abdominal pain and neurological symptoms. The attacks are triggered by certain medications and other factors. The diagnosis based on the detection of elevated levels of Porphyrinvorläufers ?-aminolevulinic acid in urine and porphobilinogen during a seizure. The attacks are with glucose, or in severe cases with…

September 3, 2018