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Colon perforation secondary to porphyria.

06:00 EDT 12th August 2010 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Colon perforation secondary to porphyria."

Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder of the haem biosynthesis pathway. The diagnosis is well known to cause significant diagnostic challenge due to its broad range of symptoms that may mimic many other conditions. We report a case of AIP that presented with caecal perforation, a clinical scenario that has not previously been reported in the literature.

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Name: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
ISSN: 1478-7083
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