Acute Porphyria Attack Initially Treated as Early Reaction to Pregnancy

Acute Porphyria Attack Initially Treated as Early Reaction to Pregnancy

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Acute Porphyria Attack Initially Treated as Early Reaction to Pregnancy

Abdominal pain and nausea in a woman having an acute porphyria attack was initially misdiagnosed as a natural response to the early stages of a pregnancy, a recent case study reported. Her case, its authors noted, highlighted the importance of performing urine screening tests whenever porphyria is suspected, and starting treatment as soon as possible if test results are positive. The report, “Acute porphyria presenting as abdominal pain in pregnancy,” was published in the journal…

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