ARNOLD W. POHL, M.D.; JOHN R. ROBERTS, M.D.
The clinical picture and criteria for the diagnosis of porphyria, congenital or acute, have been adequately discussed in the recent literature. The rarity of the disease and the failure of many physicians to be acquainted with it are factors undoubtedly causing many cases to be overlooked at the present time. We are reporting this case because of its chronicity, a point which is not emphasized in most discussions, and because of the presence of extreme pigmentation and definite neurological involvement.
Mrs. D. B., a 44 year old white housewife, was first admitted to the Albany Hospital on February
POHL AW, ROBERTS JR. CHRONIC PORPHYRIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:1028–1033. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-1028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):1028-1033.
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