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Post- Partum Acute Intermittent Porphyria - A Case Report

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Author(s): Gaurav Tomar | Ashish Sethi | TC Kriplani | Neeraj Narang

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 11;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Postpartum | Acute intermittant Porphyria

ABSTRACT
Porphyrias are inherited disorders, each involving a specific enzyme in heme biosynthetic pathways. Acute intermittent porphyria, one of the hepatic porphyria is the most severe form of the disease, with gastrointestinal and neuropsychiatric manifestations. Proper management will dramatically improve the outcome in this otherwise debilitating and potentially life-threatening disease.
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