Abdominal Pain, Confusion May Indicate Acute Attack

Abdominal Pain, Confusion May Indicate Acute Attack

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Abdominal Pain, Confusion May Indicate Acute Attack

Complaints of abdominal pain with no apparent cause during physical examination, accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms such as confusion and agitation, may be indicative of an acute porphyria attack, according to a recent case report. The study highlighted the importance of promptly performing urine screening tests and starting treatment as soon as possible following a positive test result. Authors also noted that a diagnosis of acute porphyria should remain a possibility even in people from countries…

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