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Acute intermittent [corrected] porphyria. An often forgotten diagnosis in acute abdomen.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1390379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) are described. All presented with acute intermittent abdominal pains. One had grand-mal epilepsy as well. Two were diagnosed by chance. In the third case the diagnosis was thought of. It is suggested that AIP should always be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in Acute Abdomen in West Africa.
S K Owusu; E O Asamoah; V A Ofori-Darko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1992 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-04     Completed Date:  1992-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Ghana Medical School, Accra.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Porphyria, Acute Intermittent / complications,  diagnosis*,  urine

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