Author Archives: Vanda Pinto

High Pregnancy Heme Precursor Levels Not Tied to Worse Symptoms

In women with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), increased levels of heme precursors during pregnancy were not accompanied by symptom worsening, and most patients had no AHP-related complications, a Swedish study reports. Nonetheless, given that “it can be challenging to differentiate between manifestations of an acute attack and obstetrical,…

Iron Infusions Trigger PCT in Woman with Rare UROD Mutation

Regular iron infusions given to treat anemia caused a woman with a rare mutation in the uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD) gene to develop porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Her case was described in the report, “Iatrogenic Iron Overload Causing Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in a Patient With a Rare Nonsense Heterozygous…