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What's UP Doc? Acute porphyria and pain

  • Feb 25, 2022
  • Acute Porphyrias, What's UP Doc
  • Dr. Mohamed Kazamel


What's UP Doc? Is a monthly column where we feature a patient question along with a response from a member of the UPA Scientific Advisory Board.

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United Porphyrias has received many questions about pain, most related to pain in the Acute Hepatic Porphyrias (AIP, VP, HCP, ADP). Let's explore this issue in depth.


We sought the pain management expertise of neurologist and porphyria specialist, Dr. Mohamed Kazamel who has provided this publication, with the support of his porphyria expert peers.



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