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Acute intermittent porphyria


Other Names for this Disease

  • AIP
  • HMBS deficiency
  • Hydroxymethylbilane synthase deficiency
  • PBGD deficiency
  • Porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency

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  • My child may be at risk to develop acute intermittent porphyria due to a history of the disease on his father's side of the family. Is it possible for an individual with the mutation causing this condition to be asymptomatic? How old must one be in order to be tested? Click here for answer

  • I was recently diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria. I would like to learn more about this condition. I was also informed some time ago that the porphyrias can be disabling. What information can you provide? Click here for answer

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Other Names for this Disease
  • AIP
  • HMBS deficiency
  • Hydroxymethylbilane synthase deficiency
  • PBGD deficiency
  • Porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.