This series of learning modules lays the groundwork for understanding porphyria, recognizing symptoms, and gaining insight into how it affects your patients. Modules can be viewed online and/or downloaded as PDFs.
Module 1 Reviews:
- 2 major categories of the rare genetic diseases classified as porphyria—acute hepatic porphyria and photocutaneous porphyria
- The heme biosynthesis pathway
- The prevalence of the most common AHP
- Precipitating factors of acute attacks
Pathophysiology of Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP)
Module 2 Reviews:
- The pathophysiology of AHP
- How attacks and, for some patients, chronic symptoms are associated with widespread neurologic lesions, leading to dysfunction across the autonomic, central, and peripheral nervous systems
- The clinical evidence for the role of ALA (aminolevulinic acid) and PBG (porphobilinogen) in AHP attacks
AHP Diagnosis and
This helpful flyer summarizes:
- What AHP is
- The signs and symptoms
- What to test for with a random (spot) urine test
- Consequences of delayed diagnosis
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