AIP Member Spotlight - Michael Boone
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Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) is characterized by deficiency of the enzyme hydroxymethylbilane synthase (HMBS), also known as porphobilinogen deaminase (PBGD). Additional factors such as endocrine influences (e.g. hormonal changes), the use of certain drugs, excess alcohol consumption, infections, and fasting or dietary changes are required to trigger the appearance of symptoms.
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