Acute Intermittent Porphyria : A Reversible Cause of Cachexia

@inproceedings{Roca2012AcuteIP,
  title={Acute Intermittent Porphyria : A Reversible Cause of Cachexia},
  author={Bernardino Roca and M. Merçe Roca},
  year={2012}
}
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP), the most common of acute porphyrias, is due to deficient activity of the enzyme porphobilinogen deaminase. Clinically presents with acute attacks, which comprise a variety of neuropsychiatric and visceral symptoms. The attacks may be precipitated by drugs, alcohol, smoking, reduced caloric intake, infection, surgery… CONTINUE READING