Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)

AIP is an INHERITED condition. It is passed on from generation to generation. This means that it may be passed on from parents to their children. This occurs so that half of an affected parent's children are likely to be affected. Both boys and girls stand an equal chance of being affected. The condition cannot be cured. You cannot be blamed for passing it on to your children.


Those with AIP are at risk of developing an acute attack, as well as many other possible, varied symptoms. Symptoms and their severity will vary from patient to patient, and some people will be totally asymptomatic (without any symptoms) throughout their lives.