intermittent acute porphyria


Porphyria caused by overproduction of delta-aminolevulinic acid, with greatly increased urinary excretion of it and of porphobilinogen, due to a deficiency of porphobilinogen deaminase. It is characterized by intermittent acute attacks of hypertension, abdominal colic, psychosis, and neuropathy.acute intermittent porphyria

Nearby words

  1. intermission,
  2. intermissive,
  3. intermit,
  4. intermittence,
  5. intermittent,
  6. intermittent claudication,
  7. intermittent cramp,
  8. intermittent current,
  9. intermittent explosive disorder,
  10. intermittent fever

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