Other Names for this Disease
- Porphyria, Chester type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) and the biochemical defects of both AIP and variegate porphyria (VP). Chester porphyria does not conform to any of the recognized types of acute porphyria. The symptoms associated with Chester porphyria are similar to those observed in other acute porphyrias. Treatment is symptomatic.Chester porphyria is a unique type of porphyria with the signs and symptoms of
Last updated: 11/12/2015
- Koyamangalath K. Medscape Reference. April 28, 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/205314-overview. Accessed 11/12/2015.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chester porphyria. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) website has an information page on this topic. NHGRI is part of the National Institutes of Health and supports research on the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chester porphyria. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.