Hereditary hepatic porphyrias in Finland.

  title={Hereditary hepatic porphyrias in Finland.},
  author={Pertti Mustajoki and P Koskelo},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  volume={200 3},
The occurrence of hepatic porphyrias--acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) and variegate porphyria (VP)--in Finland has been studied. During a period of 9 years 107 patients with AIP and 45 patients with VP were found. The prevalence of hereditary hepatic porphyrias was calculated to be 3.4 per 100 000 inhabitants. The patients belonged to 42 different families. Eighty-nine patients (59%) had had acute attacks, whereas 63 were symptomless latent cases. Precipitating factors, symptoms and… CONTINUE READING


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