Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Abdominal Pain, Confusion May Indicate Acute Attack

Complaints of abdominal pain with no apparent cause during physical examination, accompanied by neuropsychiatric symptoms such as confusion and agitation, may be indicative of an acute porphyria attack, according to a recent case report. The study highlighted the importance of promptly performing urine screening tests and starting treatment…