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Welcome to Porphyria South Africa online

To start you need to click on Porphyria for Patients or Porphyria for Professionals to the left or at the top of this page. The Patients section contains all the introductory information a lay person needs to understand porphyria. To assist you we have built in a dynamic dictionary feature so that moving the mouse over highlighted technical terms brings up a definition in a small popup window. The Professionals section contains the same information in more technical terms, as well as a lot of additional information about specific areas of porphyria. Lay people will want to browse through these pages to find more detailed information once they have used the For patients pages to gain an understanding of the underlying concepts and the terminology.