Chester Porphyria Treatment & Management

Updated: Dec 10, 2019
  • Author: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
  • Print

Medical Care

Currently, no cure exists for Chester porphyria. The goal of management is to avoid precipitating factors in cases of suspected porphyrias. Treatment is symptomatic. Genetic counseling and understanding the disease and its manifestations may be helpful for family members.


Surgical Care

Patients with Chester porphyria are at risk of an acute attack of porphyria at the time of surgery. This is because of stress, metabolic abnormalities, and certain drugs used during surgery.