This form of Porphyria is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and seems to be extremely rare. The symptoms are very similar to Acute Intermittent Porphyria. There is a deficiency of the enzyme delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) and increased excretion of delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) in the urine.
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A Dr. Suffers from AIP (Acute Intermittent Porphyria)
Physician, Dr. Lisa Kehrberg who has AIP (Acute Intermittent Porphyria) shares her personal experience.
*Please note that symptoms and treatment of HCP, VP, and ADP are similar.
Please take a moment to watch this very informative video below.