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January 11, 1947

CHRONIC PORPHYRIA COMPLICATED BY PREGNANCY

JAMA. 1947;133(2):105-107. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.62880020006008a
Abstract

Since there does not appear to be a case of chronic porphyria complicated by pregnancy reported in the literature, it was felt advisable to report a case which has recently been under our care. A preliminary report of this case was made by Taylor, Solomon, Weiland and Figge.1

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  A white, married woman, aged 20, a native of Baltimore, was hospitalized several months prior to her pregnancy. At that time the diagnosis of chronic porphyria was definitely established. A full report on the history, physical examination, hospital course and progress of this patient appears in the previously cited article.She was advised against becoming pregnant because of the unknown influence that pregnancy might have on the prognosis of the porphyria and because some types of porphyria appear to be inheritable. However, she apparently disregarded the advice, and in June 1945 she presented herself, at which time

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