Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)

Etiology

  • Uncommon, inherited d/o
  • Often triggered by starvation, etoh, smoking, infection, or meds
  • Also cutaneous variants

Symptoms

  • N
  • V
  • Limb pain
  • Seizure
  • Episodic bouts of unexplained severe abd pain
  • Agitation/confusion
  • Motor and sonsory neuropathy

Physical Exam Findings

  • Episodic htn
  • Tachycardia
  • Dark urine
  • Generalized muscle weakness