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What is Porphyria ?

The porphyrias are a group of eight, relatively rare, genetic disorders. In each porphyria a specific enzyme, which is needed to complete each step on the pathway to produce haem, is faulty. With all porphyrias this results in a build-up of porphyrins. They have two possible effects: acute attacks or skin sensitivity in sunlight.

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What is wrong with me?

by ElinFiona published 1 day ago
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Have you ever felt a vacuum moving through your arms and legs, like your inner skin are ripped off? This happened to me January 2016. It was extrem...

Life is a struggle

by TonioGt published 6 months ago
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I was diagnosed after almost 30 years of the first symptoms, which have evolved very slowly - fortunately - thanks to the attention that I have for...

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