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Acute intermittent porphyria

Disease definition

Acute intermittent porphyria is the most frequent and the most severe form of the acute hepatic porphyrias (see this term). It is characterized by the occurrence of neuro-visceral attacks without cutaneous manifestations.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: E80.2
  • OMIM: 176000
  • UMLS: C0162565
  • MeSH: D017118
  • GARD: 5732
  • MedDRA: -

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