This is a group of metabolic disorder that results from the disturbance in porphyrin metabolism.
- There is increased formation and excretion of porphyrins and its precursors.
- Acute intermittent porphyria is being inherited (autosomal dominant) form that will lead to:
- Abdominal pain.
- Neurological disturbance.
- These can be diagnosed by the measurement of porphyrins and porphyrin intermediates.