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1

Cause of Acute Intermittent Porphyria

HMB (Hydroxymethylbilane) synthase deficiency

2

Cause of Hereditary Coproporphyria

Coproporphyrinogen oxidase

3

Cause of Variegate porphyria

Protoporphyrinogen oxidase

4

Cause of Congenital Erythropoietic porphyria

Uroporphyrinogen III synthase

5

Cause of Erythropoietic porphyria

Ferrochetalase deficiency

6

Cause of porphyria cutanea tarda

Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase deficiency

7

Which porphyrias don't have any skin manifestations?

ALA dehydratase deficiency porphyria
Acute Intermittent porphyria (HMB synthase)

8

General treatment measures for acute porphyria

Carbohydrate diet (e.g. IV dextrose)
Haem arginate
Analgesia