Medical termination of pregnancy in acute intermittent porphyria.

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Acute intermittent porphyria is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by acute attacks of neuropsychiatric and neurovisceral dysfunction. In pregnancy, exacerbation of attacks in the form of seizures and acute abdomen occur due to hormonal changes. We report the case of a young woman presenting at 8 weeks of gestation requesting pregnancy… (More)

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