Additional Medical Information

Additional Medical Information

The APF promotes treating your health with the respect it deserves, by looking to reliable sources for your medical information. The experts on our Scientific Advisory Board advise patients to rely on sites like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the APF website and others backed by scientific research. The resources below are all good places to start.

University of Capetown Porphyria Center
University of Queensland Porphyria Research Unit
European Porphyria Initiative
Annals of Internal Medicine
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy — Remember that diagnosing Porphyria requires the proper lab tests, but Merck is another good source of treatment information.
PubMed
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
General Health information from NIH
MedlinePlus from NIH
Genetics Home Reference from NIH

Medical Dictionaries

We suggest the dictionaries listed below as a good place to start if you need help understanding some of the medical terminology on this website.
 
Porphyria Dictionary from the University of Cape Town Porphyria Center
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Genetics Glossary from NIH