Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Thomas G DeLoughery, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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The patient should receive a high-carbohydrate diet during the attack. If the patient is unable to eat, intravenous glucose should be administered. Between attacks, eating a balanced diet is more important than eating one rich in glucose.


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