SHERWOOD VINE, M.D.; HORACE M. SHAFFER, M.D.; GORDON PAULEY, M.D.; ELLIOTT J. MARGOLIS, M.D.
There have been a number of scattered reports of pregnancy in porphyric women and the various problems which attend this condition. To our knowledge, there has been no review of these experiences which would serve as a touchstone to others who encounter such gestation.
Porphyria is more commonly thought of and detected today in clinical medicine. Complicating circumstances such as pregnancy will be seen more frequently. Problems arise in its management which cannot be solved solely on a physiologic basis, since the nature of the interplay between the fetal and maternal factors is unknown. Although the intricacies of porphyrin metabolism
VINE S, SHAFFER HM, PAULEY G, MARGOLIS EJ. A REVIEW OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PREGNANCY AND PORPHYRIA AND PRESENTATION OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:834–840. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-834
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