Porphyria is a genetic disorder that occurs due to the increase in chemicals that produce porphyrin in the body. There are two types of porphyrias - acute and cutaneous. Acute porphyrias affect the nervous system, and the cutaneous form affects the skin.

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Query: Hi doctor, Two years back during my holidays, I developed a large rash over the whole of my legs. It was described as petechiae when I got back to my native. The infection had got into my blood stream and my white blood cell count was extremely high. It took some time for it to return to normal. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem quoted by you as a petechia with blood stream infection and increased white blood cell count is broad in the sense it can include, Sepsis due to bacterial infection. Viral hemorrhagic fever. Parasitic infections. Whatever might be the cause; infe...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for severe abdominal pain in gallbladder and pelvic area?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the ER for severe upper abdomen pain. All tests came back clear. So my GI suggested another CT scan with contrast. As I had a CT two years prior for the same pains. Also, I had an endoscopy two years prior as well. Now after a couple of months of being on these stomach spasm...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand these symptoms of pain for such a long duration must be very annoying and upsetting you. Well, since you have already preliminary testing including a CT (computed tomography) scan, which apparently came normal make me think some rare and often non...  Read Full »

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