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Porphyria

Chapter
Part of the Emergency Management in Neurology book series (EMN)

Abstract

The porphyrias are a group of metabolic diseases caused by an enzyme defect involved in heme biosynthesis which is the main product of porphyrin metabolism.

References

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    Lin CSY, Krishnan AV, Lee MJ, Zagami AS, You HL, Yang CC et al (2008) Nerve function and dysfunction in acute intermittent porphyria. Brain 131:2510–2519CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Stroke UnitASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaMilanItaly

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