Porphyria and its neurologic manifestations.

  title={Porphyria and its neurologic manifestations.},
  author={Jennifer A. Tracy and Peter J. Dyck},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
Porphyrias are rare disorders resulting from a defect in the heme biosynthetic pathway. They can produce significant disease of both the peripheral and central nervous systems, in addition to other organ systems, with acute intermittent porphyria, hereditary coproporphyria, and variegate porphyria as the subtypes associated with neurologic manifestations. The presence of a motor-predominant peripheral neuropathy (axonal predominant), accompanied by gastrointestinal distress and neuropsychiatric… CONTINUE READING
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