Hemin Pretreatment Helped Treat Bacterial Infection in AIP Patient

Hemin Pretreatment Helped Treat Bacterial Infection in AIP Patient

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Hemin Pretreatment Helped Treat Bacterial Infection in AIP Patient

Pretreatment with hemin helped treat a bacterial Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in a woman with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), a Japanese case study reports. The treatment protocol outlined in the report was safely administered to a patient with a history of recurrent acute porphyria attacks. The study, “Premedication of hemin for eradication therapy of Helicobacter pylori in patients with porphyria,” appeared in the journal Clinical Case Reports. AIP is caused by the toxic accumulation of porphyrins that…

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