MEYER MARKOVITZ, M.D.
Since the review of porphyria by Mason, Courville, and Ziskind1 20 years ago, and Waldenstrom's classic description of the acute disease in 1937,3 there have been a number of advances in the biochemistry of the porphyrins, stemming in great part from the laboratory of Watson and his associates.2, 65, 66 In 1941 these investigators described a simple test (Watson-Schwartz test) for the demonstration of porphobilinogen in the urine which has greatly facilitated the diagnosis of acute intermittent porphyria4 and which has gained wide acceptance.59
The following is a report of five patients with acute intermittent porphyria studied in the
MARKOVITZ M. ACUTE INTERMITTENT PORPHYRIA: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1170–1188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1170
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(6):1170-1188.
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