[A family of acute intermittent porphyria].


A 62-year-old man who had twice received laparotomies for abdominal pain of unknown origin was admitted to our hospital with acute abdominal pain. His family history of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) suggested that it arose from acute porphyria. We treated the patient with 5% glucose solution by i.v. drip infusion and his abdominal pain improved rapidly… (More)


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