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can men have acute porphyria?

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Both men and women can have acute porphyria. However, attacks are more common in women because of hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle.
Dr. Charles Greenberg
General Practice 45 years experience
Yes: Affects both sexes.

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