- Acute intermittent porphyria
- Aminolevulinate dehydratase deficiency porphyria
- Erythropoietic protoporphyria
- Hepatoerythropoietic porphyria
- Hereditary coproporphyria
Most porphyrias are inherited conditions with either an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance. Porphyria can also be caused by environmental factors such as infections or exposures to certain prescription drugs. This type of porphyria is called sporadic or acquired porphyria.
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Porphyria. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Porphyria. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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