Raili Kauppinen

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In this study we examined the case histories of 163 living and 82 deceased adult Finnish patients with acute hepatic porphyria. There were 184 patients with acute intermittent porphyria and 61 patients with variegate porphyria. Among the 124 of the 163 living patients, who were traced 1984-1985, no hepatocellular carcinoma was found. Among the 82 deceased(More)
Acute porphyrias are a group of inherited metabolic disorders representing overproduction syndromes with the formation of neurotoxic haem precursors. Clinical manifestations consist of acute attacks, which include abdominal pain, dysautonomia, mental symptoms, polyneuropathy and seizures mimicking many other acute neurological disorders.Porphyrin(More)
Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is due to a deficiency of the third enzyme, the hydroxymethylbilane synthase, in heme biosynthesis. It manifests with occasional neuropsychiatric crises associated with overproduction of porphyrin precursors, aminolevulinic acid and porphobilinogen. The clinical criteria of an acute attack include the paroxysmal nature and(More)
BACKGROUND Variegate porphyria (VP) is an inherited disorder of heme biosynthesis that results from a partial deficiency of protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX). Patients with VP may experience acute neurovisceral attacks and cutaneous photosensitivity. To date we have characterized 109 VP patients representing 19 VP families in the Finnish population of 5(More)
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