International Study Finds Signs of Kidney Damage in AHP Patients

International Study Finds Signs of Kidney Damage in AHP Patients

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International Study Finds Signs of Kidney Damage in AHP Patients

People with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) tend to have higher-than-normal levels of markers for kidney injury, new research suggests. The findings were shared in a virtual poster, titled “Renal Injury Biomarkers Are Elevated in Acute Hepatic Porphyria,” presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2021. Porphyria is caused by genetic mutations that lead to problems in the production of heme, a molecule used to transport oxygen in living cells. As a consequence, intermediary…

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