Can porphyria cause mental illness?

  • Dec 17, 2019
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Can porphyria cause mental illness?

Acute intermittent porphyria mimics a variety of commonly occurring disorders and thus poses a diagnostic quagmire. Psychiatric manifestations include hysteria, anxiety, depression, phobias, psychosis, organic disorders, agitation, delirium, and altered consciousness ranging from somnolence to coma.

 


 

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