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Fasting for a day doesn’t worsen porphyria symptoms: Study

People with inactive porphyria who choose to fast for a day as part of their religious observances generally don’t see any unusual porphyria symptoms, a recent study reported. The study, “A 25-Hour Fast Among Quiescent Hereditary Coproporphyria and Variegate Porphyria Patients is Associated With a Low Risk…

Light-Sensing Device May Help in Predicting EPP Symptoms

A wearable device capable of measuring light exposure could help to predict symptoms of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), and may be useful as a measure to include in clinical trials, according to a recent study. The study, “Prospective observational pilot study of quantitative light dosimetry in erythropoietic…