Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7434
Porphyria is a rare congenital metabolism defect caused by alterations in the genes encoding heme group biosynthesis enzymes. Its clinical importance is mainly due to acute porphyrial crises which can lead to morbidity and mortality by the direct effects of the disease itself or via associated complications such as hyponatraemia. The pattern of attack in porphyrial pregnant women varies considerably between individual patients and individual pregnancies. A clinical case of a pregnant patient is described. She consulted as she was suffering from epigastric pain which was managed as peptic acid disease; this was then treated as acute intermittent porphyria.
Palavras-chave : porphyria; hem group; abdominal pain.