High Pregnancy Heme Precursor Levels Not Tied to Worse Symptoms

High Pregnancy Heme Precursor Levels Not Tied to Worse Symptoms

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High Pregnancy Heme Precursor Levels Not Tied to Worse Symptoms

In women with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), increased levels of heme precursors during pregnancy were not accompanied by symptom worsening, and most patients had no AHP-related complications, a Swedish study reports. Nonetheless, given that “it can be challenging to differentiate between manifestations of an acute attack and obstetrical, neurological and psychological complications,” the researchers urged “the involvement of porphyria specialists in … patients’ maternal care.” Care from physicians who specialize in the heme production cycle-related…

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