Porphyrias: group of inherited or acquired metabolic disorders involving heme biosynthesis (1),(2)
Symptoms mediated by overproduction of porphyrins or precursors in heme biosynthetic...
Symptoms of acute porphyria attacks (1),(2)
Psychiatric: depression, disorientation, psychosis
Gastrointestinal: abdominal pain (constant, poorly localized), vomiting, constipation
Neuropsychiatric: avoidance of precipitating factors (e.g., alcohol or offending drugs) (2)[C]
Searchable database of offending drugs at: http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/...
Acute porphyria attack: inpatient monitoring as above
Preoperative considerations (8)[C]
Careful consideration of all anesthetic choices to avoi...
Howard M, Hall A, Ramsay R. Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (Gunther disease)—long-term follow up of a case and review. Dermatol Online J. 2017;23(2):1–5. [View Abstract o...
E80.20 Unspecified porphyria
E80.29 Other porphyria
E80.21 Acute intermittent (hepatic) porphyria
E80.0 Hereditary erythropoietic porphyria
E80.1 Porphyria cutanea tarda
Symptoms of acute porphyria classically include severe nonfocal gastrointestinal pain and neuropsychiatric disturbances.
Mainstays of treatment for acute porphyria attacks include oral ...
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