INTERMITTENT ACUTE PORPHYRY AND SCHIZOPHRENIA: ABOUT A CASEJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Authors : F. Eljebbouri F. Laboudi; A. Ouanass.;
Page : 1231-1233
Keywords : Acute intermittent porphyria - schizophrenia - medical care.;
Several of heterogeneous psychiatric symptoms have been associated with acute intermittent porphyria such as anxiety, affective distortions, behavioral changes, and personality and psychotic symptoms. These symptoms can be difficult to identify as being related to porphyria, as symptoms can arise at any time during the disease process. Therefore, some patients may present psychiatric disorder following acute intermittent porphyria. As well, an early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment of psychiatric manifestations impact positively the course of the disease. Through this clinical case of patient presenting comorbidity "acute intermittent porphyria + schizophrenia", we will highlight the psychiatric manifestations and the psychopharmacological difficulties encountered.
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