EMMETT L. KEHOE; HERMAN RUDENSKY, M.D.; WILLIAM W. REYNOLDS
It is now well established that all types of porphyria are familial diseases in which the underlying mechanism is an inborn error of pigment metabolism. Patients with the condition often give histories suggestive of familial occurrence. Waldenstroem,1 Turner,2 Nesbitt3 and other investigators have been able to trace the disease through two or three generations of a family. However, so far as can be ascertained from a review of the medical literature, the disease has never been reported in identical twins. In this report the case histories of indentical twins who developed symptoms of porphyria are described. The one who came
KEHOE EL, RUDENSKY H, REYNOLDS WW. ACUTE INTERMITTENT PORPHYRIA IN IDENTICAL TWINS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:131–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-131
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(1):131-140.
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