Somi Igbene, PhD, science writer —

Somi graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 with a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology. She worked as a medical writer at several medical communications agencies in London, including Core Medica. Besides science writing, Somi works as a registered associate nutritionist, helping adults and children improve their diets to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Articles by Somi Igbene

Rare Case Reported of Woman, 30, With Both Lupus and HCP

The first case in China of a patient with the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who also was diagnosed with hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) was described in a recent report. The patient was identified as a 30-year-old woman, treated at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, in Beijing, who was…

New Gene Mutation Seen in Family With HCP, Unusual Symptoms

A family with a new hereditary coproporphyria (HCP) mutation having frequent, severe attacks and blood clots was described in a new case report. The report, “High penetrance, recurrent attacks and thrombus formation in a family with hereditary coproporphyria,” was published in JIMD Reports. HCP is the rarest…