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Professionals Section

You are currently in the PATIENTS' SECTION. Be sure to visit the PROFESSIONALS' SECTION as well. This contains:

  • the same information, but in the detail and using the terminology required for doctors and other health professionals.
  • but in addition, many more pages of information about the management of porphyria under different circumstances, such as pregnancy and the treatment of different medical disorders in people with porphyria.