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Anaesthesia. 1988 Dec;43(12):1022-3.

Is propofol a safe agent in porphyria?

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesia, Auckland Hospital, New Zealand.

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A case is presented of the use of a propofol infusion for anaesthesia in a patient with known variegate porphyria. Urinary screening for porphyrins demonstrated a marked increase after this anaesthetic, but there were no clinical symptoms.

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