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Porphyria is a group of diseases in which substances called por...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
Porphyria is a group of diseases in which substances called porphyrins build up, affecting the skin or nervous system. The types that affect the nervous system are also known as acute porphyria. Symptoms of acute porphyria include abdominal pain, chest pain, vomiting, confusion, constipation, fever, and seizures. These symptoms typically come and go with attacks that last for days to weeks. Attacks may be triggered by alcohol, smoking, stress, or certain medications. If the skin is affected, blisters

Andover vet's effort leads to House bill on Agent Orange

Journal Inquirer - 04 Aug 2018
The bill that Courtney presented — the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act —would remove the time limitations for the manifestation of chloracne and porphyria cutanea tarda, and it adds acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy to the list of ...

Global Porphyria Market 2027 to identify the best opportunities

theaerospacenews.com - 20 Jul 2018
Global Porphyria – Market Insights, Epidemiology and Market Forecast – 2027 report gives a Comprehensive study of the Porphyria, diagnosed patterns, treatment trends, unmet medical needs and current developments, the study of disease transmission and ...

Vietnam Vet Rides 10000 Miles Across US In Agent Orange Campaign

Forces Network - 16 Aug 2018
He is campaigning for the time limit - which applies to the symptoms chloracne, photosensitive skin disease porphyria cutanea tarda, and neuropathy - to be abolished. In May, he took his fight to the country, riding his motorbike through 32 states and ...

Acute Hepatic Porphyrias Explained: Physician Perspective

Rare Disease Report - 07 May 2018
Acute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs) are a subgroup of 4 different, rare genetic diseases: acute intermittent porphyria (the most common), variegate porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, and ALA dehydratase-deficiency porphyrias. All 4 variants are ...

Life Inside a Digital World for Chronically Ill Teens

Narratively - 06 Aug 2018
After a year and a half of misdiagnoses and unsuccessful treatments, my doctors told me I was suffering from a rare disease called porphyria. Characterized by an extreme sensitivity to light, porphyria is one possible origin of vampire folklore. The ...

RNAi Therapy for Porphyrias Yields Positive Results

Rare Disease Report - 16 Apr 2018
Monthly administration of givosiran at 2.5 mg/kg, an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic intended for the treatment of actute hepatic porphyrias (AHPs), is believed to significantly lower aminolevulinic acid synthase 1 (ALAS1) levels in ...

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