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Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP): Looking Beyond the Obvious

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Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP): Looking Beyond the Obvious

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How can we look beyond the obvious to better detect a rare, genetic and potentially life-threatening disease like acute hepatic porphyria (AHP)?

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    Acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) is a rare genetic condition characterized by severe, diffuse abdominal pain and a broad range of seemingly unrelated symptoms. AHP presents differently in each patient, with symptoms that mirror those of more common conditions, making it difficult to diagnose. Although AHP can be misleading, it can be easy to detect once you know what to look for. Joining Dr. Charles Turck to discuss AHP signs and symptoms and when a doctor should consider AHP in a patient is porphyria expert Dr. Manish Thapar, gastroenterologist and associate professor of medicine in Philadelphia.

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Schedule20 Jan 2022
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