Recurrent Porphyria Attacks Linked to ‘Significant Public Costs’

Recurrent Porphyria Attacks Linked to ‘Significant Public Costs’

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Recurrent Porphyria Attacks Linked to ‘Significant Public Costs’

Recurrent attacks in people with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) are associated with lower lifetime earnings and pose a higher burden to public health, particularly in disability and healthcare costs, a Belgian study reports. Indeed, the costs of lifetime healthcare for patients in Belgium who are unable to work due to AHP were estimated to be more than €3 million (about $3.5 million) higher than those of the general population, for whom such costs average about…

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