Juvenile acute intermittent porphyria with hypercholesterolemia and epilepsy: a case report and review of the literature.


Journal Article

A case of acute intermittent porphyria in a 10-year-old boy with seizures and hypercholesterolemia is presented. The problems of management when seizures and porphyria coincide and discussion of hypercholesterolemia are included. A comprehensive review of the world literature reveals that prepubertal patients with acute intermittent porphyria are predominantly male and show an increased incidence of seizures when compared to older age groups. The principal clinical features in all age groups include abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and tachycardia in addition to mental changes, limb paresis, and hyporeflexia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kaplan, PW; Lewis, DV

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 38 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 3598106

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3598106

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-0738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/088307388600100106


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States