Elevated porphyrins following propofol anaesthesia in acute intermittent porphyria.

@article{Elcock1994ElevatedPF,
  title={Elevated porphyrins following propofol anaesthesia in acute intermittent porphyria.},
  author={D Elcock and Angela Norris},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={957-8}
}
A patient with acute intermittent porphyria was anaesthetised with propofol for a minor orthopaedic procedure. Postoperative urinary porphyrins were markedly raised compared to pre-operative values, although the patient remained clinically well. Caution should continue to be exercised when propofol is used in patients with acute porphyrias.