Ingemar Bylesjö

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The objectives of this study were to investigate the lifetime prevalence of epileptic seizures in a population with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) and to characterize the seizures and the seizure-triggering factors. A letter was sent to all patients with known AIP in Sweden registered at the National Porphyria Center (n = 294). The medical records of(More)
The objective of this study was to assess melatonin production in patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), with and without known epileptic seizures, as a guide to whether melatonin may have anti-convulsive or pro-convulsive effects in AIP. Melatonin concentration in urine, sampled over eight hours on two consecutive nights, was analysed in eight(More)
BACKGROUND Case reports display similarities between multiple sclerosis and acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). This study examines whether patients with AIP in general demonstrate white-matter lesions on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or abnormalities in plasma and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) when examined outside attacks. We looked(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effects of diabetes mellitus in patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). Haeme deficiency in the liver of AIP patients stimulates an increase in ALA-synthase which triggers an escalating metabolic chain reaction, leading to an increase in the porphyrin content. This reaction can be reduced by treating AIP patients with haeme(More)
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