Medical Definition of Acute intermittent porphyria

1. A group of rare inherited metabolic disorders that result from a disturbance in porphyrin metabolism, causing increased formation and excretion of porphyrin or its precursors. It is caused by hepatic overproduction of d-aminolevulinic acid, which has greatly increased urinary excretion and of porphobilinogen, and some increase of uroporphyrin, due to a deficiency of porphobilinogen deaminase. Clinical features: intermittent acute attacks of hypertension, abdominal colic, psychosis, and polyneuropathy, but with no photosensitivity. It is exacerbated by the ingestion of certain drugs such as; barbiturates). Inheritance: autosomal dominant. (20 Sep 2002)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Intermittent Porphyria

acute glomerulonephritis
acute glossitis
acute goiter
acute granulocytic leukaemia
acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis
acute haemorrhagic encephalitis
acute haemorrhagic glomerulonephritis
acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
acute idiopathic polyneuritis
acute illness
acute inclusion body encephalitis
acute infectious nonbacterial gastroenteritis
acute inflammation
acute inflammatory polyneuropathy
acute intermittent porphyria (current term)
acute interstitial nephritis
acute interstitial pneumonia
acute interstitial pneumonitis
acute kidney failure
acute kidney transplant rejection
acute leukaemia
acute leukemia
acute lobar nephrosis
acute lower GI haemorrhage
acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
acute lymphocytic leukaemia
acute lymphocytic leukemia
acute malaria

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