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Chester porphyria


Other Names for this Disease

  • PORC
  • Porphyria, Chester type
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Overview

Chester porphyria is a unique type of porphyria with the signs and symptoms of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) and the biochemical defects of both AIP and variegate porphyria (VP).  Chester porphyria does not conform to any of the recognized types of acute porphyria. The symptoms associated with Chester porphyria are similar to those observed in other acute porphyrias. Treatment is symptomatic. [1]
Last updated: 3/22/2010

References

  1. Koyamangalath K. eMedicine. December 16, 2006; http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1881.htm. Accessed 10/7/2008.
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  • Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Chester porphyria. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • PORC
  • Porphyria, Chester type
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.