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Women on Preventive Heme Arginate Have Fewer Acute Attacks

Women with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) receiving once-weekly preventive treatment with heme arginate — given as an intravenous or into-the-vein infusion — had fewer and less severe attacks, a small study found. Indeed, these AIP patients saw a reduction in acute attacks by more than 80% with the use…

Peritoneal Dialysis May Help Stop AIP Attacks

Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) attacks can be stopped by regular peritoneal dialysis, a treatment that eliminates waste products by rinsing the inner abdomen, as reported in a case study. According to researchers, this study suggests that peritoneal dialysis may be used both as a preventive treatment and during AIP…

International Study Finds Signs of Kidney Damage in AHP Patients

People with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) tend to have higher-than-normal levels of markers for kidney injury, new research suggests. The findings were shared in a virtual poster, titled “Renal Injury Biomarkers Are Elevated in Acute Hepatic Porphyria,” presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week…