Question: I am having a planned laparoscopic surgery next week. Should there be a filter on the light on the laparoscope? If so, would you be able to tell me what filter would need to be used? Can you also tell me what filters would be needed for the surgery lights in the operating room?
Liver dysfunction is a rare but very real possibility for people with EPP and XLP. These guidelines provide recommendations for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of liver-related dysfunction in protoporphyrias (EPP and XLP).
"My connection to porphyria is a bit more personal than a lot of other researchers. I have EPP porphyria."
Question: Are there guidelines for managing erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) and x-linked porphyria (XLP)?
Question: I’ve heard that vitamin d deficiency can cause osteoporosis, and that sunlight is the main way you get vitamin D. If you have to stay out of the sun to avoid a reaction, what are things you can do to keep your bones strong?
Question: A lot of EPP patients are confused about taking iron supplements. What would you suggest?
Question: We know that extra porphyrins are what makes the skin hurt when my son has an EPP reaction but are they doing any damage on the inside of the body?