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Acute intermittent porphyria


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of HYDROXYMETHYLBILANE SYNTHASE in the LIVER, the third enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features are recurrent and life-threatening neurologic disturbances, ABDOMINAL PAIN, and elevated level of AMINOLEVULINIC ACID and PORPHOBILINOGEN in the urine."

Related Topics

The following medical topics are often discussed with Acute intermittent porphyria on the web pages we have analyzed and so may be medically related. Click on the symbol to show the web page linking the two topics.

The following genes (and their mutations) are connected to this condition:
PBGD
HMBS

Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

Chlorpromazine
Chlorpromazine hydrochloride
Equagesic
chlorpromazine hydrochloride

The following medications may be hazardous when used with this condition

CARISOPRODOL
CARISOPRODOL
Carbamazepine
Carbamazepine
Carisoprodol
Carisoprodol
Carisoprodol
Carisoprodol and Aspirin
Carisoprodol, Aspirin and Codeine Phosphate
Meprobamate
SOMA
SOMA COMPOUND with CODEINE
Tegretol

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