What is Porphyria?

The porphyrias are a group of rare inherited or acquired disorders of certain enzymes that normally participate in the production of porphyrins and heme. They manifest with either neurological complications or skin problems or occasionally both. A porphyria that affects the skin is called cutaneous porphyria. A porphyria that affects the nervous system is called acute porphyria.

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My daughter has symptoms of acute intermittent porphyria, her immunologist tested for porphyria but not during an acute attack. My understanding is...

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i have a history of variegate porphyria and possibly coproporphyria in my family, as i am an illegitimate descendant of the house of windsor...

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