ALAN D. WAXMAN, M.D.; PAUL D. BERK, M.D.; DON SCHALCH, M.D.; DONALD P. TSCHUDY, M.D.
A 38-year-old white man with acute intermittent porphyria is presented. This is thought to be the first demonstrated instance of defective adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) secretion resulting from acute intermittent porphyria. He is one of three patients who have had relief of the pain associated with an attack of acute intermittent porphyria by therapy with insulin and a high carbohydrate intake.
WAXMAN AD, BERK PD, SCHALCH D, et al. Isolated Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Deficiency in Acute Intermittent Porphyria. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:317–323. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-70-2-317
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(2):317-323.
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