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J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2002 Jun;28(3):160-2.

Pregnancy with acute intermittent porphyria: a case report and review of literature.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited disorder characterized by partial defects in the heme biosynthetic pathway. Although its association with pregnancy is rare, it presents the obstetrician with challenging problems especially in labor management, as one of the obstetrical life line drugs (methergin) is contraindicated for use in these patients. We hereby present a case of AIP who had an uneventful pregnancy with a good neonatal outcome.

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