Title

Neuropathy in erythropoietic protoporphyrias

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) has rarely been described as a complication of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). We describe three episodes of PN and the electrophysiologic findings in two patients with EPP. PN is seen in patients with EPP and hepatic failure and raised free erythrocyte protoporphyrin or serum protoporphyrin levels and is identical to that seen in acute intermittent porphyria. Recognition is important because of the good eventual prognosis.

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Publication Title

Neurology

ISSN

00283878

Volume

51

Issue

1

First Page

262

Last Page

265

PubMed ID

9674816

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1212/WNL.51.1.262

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