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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 243-245

Acute intermittent porphyria presenting with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: A case report

Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care, SDMH, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ravi Sharma
2nd Floor, PICU, SDMH, Bhawani Singh Marg, Jaipur - 302 015, Rajasthan

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DOI: 10.4103/jpcc.jpcc_10_21

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Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inborn error caused due to inherited deficiency of porphobilinogen (PBG) deaminase leading to increased levels of aminolevulinic acid and PBG. AIP is rarely associated with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). This association is important because drugs used in the management of seizures may worsen an attack of AIP. We report the case of a 10-year-old male child with AIP, who presented with encephalopathy and transient blindness of cerebral origin.

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