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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Porphyria Syndrome Types of Porphyria SyndromeAcute: Mainly affectsnervous systemCutaneous: Mainly Affectsthe skin A group of disorders that result from abuildup of natural chemicals that produce porphyrinin your body.High levels of porphyrins cancause significant problems. Porphyria mainly affects your nervoussystem, skin and other organs. The signs andsymptoms of porphyria can vary, depending on thespecific type and severity. Porphyria is usually inherited oneor both parents pass along an abnormalgene to their child. But in some typesof porphyria, environmental factors may trigger the developmentof symptoms. Treatment depends on the type ofporphyria you have. Although porphyria usually can't becured, certain lifestyle changes may help you manage it. Acute Symptoms: Mentally Acute Symptoms: Physicaly Cutaneous Symptoms: Physically - Sensitivity to the sun and sometimesartificial light, causing burning pain- Sudden painful skin redness (erythema) andswelling (edema)- Blisters that take weeks to heal- Itching- Fragile skin- Scars or skin color changes from healing blisters- Increased hair growth InsomniaMental changes, such asconfusion, hallucinations,disorientation or paranoia - Severe abdominal pain- Swelling of the abdomen (abdominal distention)- Pain in your chest, legs or back- Vomiting- Heartbeat you can feel (palpitations)- High blood pressure- Anxiety or restlessness- Seizures- Breathing problems- Muscle pain, tingling, numbness, weakness or paralysis
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