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Combined liver and kidney transplantation in acute intermittent porphyria
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
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2010 (English)In: Transplant International, ISSN 0934-0874, E-ISSN 1432-2277, Vol. 23, no 6, e18-e21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report two patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) who were successfully treated with combined liver and kidney transplantation. Both had a very poor quality of life as a result of years of frequent acute porphyria symptoms, chronic peripheral neuropathy and renal failure requiring dialysis. After transplantation, clinical and biochemical signs of porphyria disappeared. The excretion pattern of porphyrin precursors normalized within the first day and plasma porphyrins returned to normal within a week. These and other recent cases have clarified previous concerns and have helped to formulate the indications for and the timing of transplantation in AIP.

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2010. Vol. 23, no 6, e18-e21 p.
Keyword [en]
acute intermittent porphyria;combined liver–kidney transplantation;dialysis;kidney transplantation;liver transplantation;porphobilinogen deaminase
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Urology and Nephrology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41292DOI: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2009.01035.xOAI: diva2:405485
Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-03-22 Last updated: 2011-12-07Bibliographically approved

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