Signs and symptoms
The clinical features of an acute attack of Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) vary greatly.3 The most common symptom is severe abdominal pain.1 Other neurovisceral and circulatory disturbances may occur.17 These clinical manifestations are all due to effects on the nervous system.17
- Pain in extremities, back, chest, neck or head
- Mental signs and symptoms
- Respiratory paralysis
- Systemic arterial hypertension
Based on several series of patients with symptomatic Acute Intermittent Porphyria.
Signs and symptoms of Acute Intermittent Porphyria1
Data compiled from several series of patients with symptomatic Acute Intermittent Porphyria.
Although [acute intermittent] porphyria is a relatively uncommon condition, it should be considered in patients presenting with an atypical medical, psychiatric, or surgical history.3