Additional Medical Information

The experts of The Porphyrias Consortium promote treating your health with the respect it deserves, and recommends looking to reliable sources for your medical information. Websites that are backed by scientific research are good places to start. Some suggestions include:

Annals of Internal Medicine

AHP drug database

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Criver’s Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease

European Porphyria Initiative

General Health information from NIH

Genetics Home Reference

Learn Genetics by the Genetic Science Learning Center


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man


U.S. Food & Drug Administration

University of Capetown Porphyria Center

UpToDate Porphyrias Overview

Medical Dictionaries

The following are some references to help you understand the medical terminology that you might find when reading and researching the porphyrias:

Genetics Glossary from NIH

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary