vampire disease

Nursing Interventions for Porphyria (Vampire Disease)

  Monitor vital signs. Reduce or eliminate triggers such as certain medications or too much sunlight, which activates the disease. Phlebotomy may be ordered at regular intervals (before cutaneous porphyria goes into remission) as drawing a certain amount of blood from one of the patient’s veins reduces the iron in the body, which decreases porphyrins. […]