Sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy without hepatic failure in erythropoietic protoporphyria

Gerald J D Hengstman, Karlijn F de Laat, Bram Jacobs, Baziel G M van Engelen

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The erythropoietic porphyrias are primarily manifested by skin sensitivity. They are, unlike many other forms of porphyria, usually not associated with neurologic manifestations. Only a few cases have been reported of neuropathy in patients with erythropoietic porphyrias, all characterized by an acute motor and proximally accentuated neuropathy occurring in the setting of hepatic failure. In this report, we present a patient without hepatic failure who presented with a sensorimotor axonal polyneuropathy before being diagnosed with erythropoietic porphyrias. The presented case expands the forms of neurologic complications that can be seen in this specific form of porphyria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical neuromuscular disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Failure
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Protoporphyria, Erythropoietic
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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