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Scientific Etymology Porphyria
Transcript of Scientific Etymology Porphyria
Tarda - Probably from the latin Tardus (adj.) for late Cutaneous Porphyria has similar characteristics to the age old tales of vampires
- Which is accelerated by Garlic (Tizani 136)
-It's possible it was more widespread especiually in small villages Starting in the sixties and re-emerging in the eighties many believed that the similarities between Porphyria could be the link to the horror stories of vampirism. Vampires and Porphyria Symptoms of the Porphyrias Acute Porphyria
- Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Neuropathies, Psychiatric symptons
- Barrage of testing, wait and see approach, family case study Bibliography Most Common Type Photo-senstivity - Photos from greek meaning light neur-o-path-y - a disease of the nerves Further Breakdown of the Porphyrias Porphyria erythropoietica - mild form of porphyria with leisions and excess poryphin in feces and erythrocytes erythr-o-poiet-ica - pertaining to the production of red blood cells erythr-o-cyt-es - red blood cells Porphyria Hepatica - disturbance of liver metabolism often caused by hepatitits, poisoning by heavy metals, and other coniditons hepat-ica - pertaining to the liver All Porphyrias are genetic, however how they are carried differs from Porphyria to Porphyria (autosomnal, somnal, X-linked) and some have been linked to some environmental exposures dextrose infusions, analgesics, and hematin. Constant monitoring of those afflicted with the condition to help remedy other aspects Those with the photosensitivity aspect of the condition must avoid sunlight and there is a drug to help with the effects. hemat-in - a drug pertaining to blood
an-alges-ic - a drug reliving pain Evidence for this is presented as some of his descendents being diagnosed with Porphyrias and description of as well as the well documented erratic behavior which could be a part of the neurological aspect of Porphyria Primarily affect the nervous system In addition due to the low iron amount iron supplements is necessary as well So What is Fact and Fiction? Vampirism has been knocked as a possible explanation since about the 90s due to the rarity of the disease and the variety of folklore on vampires themselves "The Royal Disease" for George the III on historical evidence could, according to WHO, be anything from bipolar that eventually devolved into Alzheimers or dementia. The "Royal Disease" Venes, Donald, and Clarence Wilbur Taber. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 2005. Print. One of the original articles that first put forth the idea of the Porphyrias being associated with vampirism contains a lot of ifs, ands, and buts that the many have decidedly ignored Cox, A. M. "Porphyria and Vampirism: Another Myth in the Making." Postgraduate Medical Journal 71.841 (1995): 643-44. Ovid SP. 18 Nov. 2009. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. Oversimplifying the Past Siles, Christiaan M., Christopher K. Florkowoski, and Linda S. Pike. "A Right Royal Porphyria Fallacy." Clinical Chemistry 58.3 (2012): n. pag. Print. "The Myth of Vampires and Porphyria." The Myth of Vampires and Porphyria. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2013. http://www.chemicallyspeaking.com/archive/2010/11/01/the-myth-of-vampires-and-porphyria.aspx "It is characterized by excessive excretion of porphyrins, episodes of acute abdominal pain, sensitivity to light, and neurological disturbances. The disorder is sometimes precipitated by the excessive use of sulfonamides, barbiturates, or other drugs." - Tabers Questions? Porphyria cutaneous tarda
- Blistering of the skin
- Liver problems, hepatitis is common among patients