S. EDWIN MULLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; C. RICHARD FRAVEL, M.D.; WILLIAM ESMOND, M.D.
The purpose of this report is to record a case in which acute porphyria of the hepatic type and panarteritis occurred simultaneously in a 58 year old Negro male.
The terminology used in porphyria has changed frequently during the past decade. The classification by Schmid, Schwartz and Watson1 has been used in this paper. To avoid confusion, this recent modified classification is reprinted.
1. Porphyria erythropoietica: congenital photosensitive porphyria, usually associated with hemolytic anemia and splenomegaly.
2. Porphyria hepatica: hepatic disease or functional impairment frequent.
(a) Intermittent acute type: abdominal and/or nervous system manifestations.
(b) "Cutanea tarda" type: late appearance
MULLER SE, FRAVEL CR, ESMOND W. PORPHYRIA HEPATICA ASSOCIATED WITH PANARTERITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:288–298. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-2-288
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(2):288-298.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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