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Title: General anaesthesia in acute intermittent porphyria
Authors: Abela, Glenn Paul
Calleja, Paul
Keywords: Porphyria, Acute intermittent
Anesthesia -- Complications -- Case studies
Porphyria -- Case studies
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Abela, G. P. & Calleja, P. (2014). General anaesthesia in acute intermittent porphyria. The Synapse, 13(3), 12-13
Abstract: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is caused by the deficiency of porphobilinogen deaminase, a haem synthesis enzyme, giving rise to crises characterized by abdominal pain, tachyarrythmias and psychiatric features. Anaesthesia in AIP is challenging because it has to avoid precipitating an attack. We report a case of a lady with AIP who underwent total abdominal hysterctomy whose anaesthesia was uneventful.
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The Synapse, Volume 13, Issue 3

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