Acute intermittent porphyria

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Can I die from an attack of acute intermittent porphyria?

While it is possible that an acute attack can be deadly, it is very rare for a person with acute intermittent porphyria to die from an attack. This is because we have good treatments for the most dangerous symptoms. However, death may occur if a person develops liver cancer or if they need a liver transplant and it is not successful.

Acute Intermittent Porphyria. Gene Reviews. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1193/)

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