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New guidance: acute hepatic porphyrias (AHP)

Twelve best practices for diagnosing and treating this rare disorder.
Flowchart for AGA CPU: AHP
Flowchart for AGA CPU: AHP

AGA has released a new Clinical Practice Update providing 12 best practices on the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of acute hepatic porphyrias (AHP), a group of rare genetic disorders of defective heme biosynthesis. AHP occurs mainly in women in their childbearing years. These patients experience acute attacks of severe abdominal pain, and severe cases require liver transplantation.

Hear takeaways from the lead author

Read the complete AGA Clinical Practice Update on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Hepatic Porphyrias: Expert Review, published in the March issue of Gastroenterology and authored by Drs. Bruce Wang, Herbert L. Bonkovsky, Joseph K. Lim and Manisha Balwani. 

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