Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda is the common porphyria form, resulting in skin blistering, caused by sunlight. The disease happens around the world and in the only type of porphyria that is not hereditary. A hepatic porphyria happens when one liver’s enzyme called uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase, which is needed for heme synthesis, becomes inactivated. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda may […]

Acute Intermittent Porphyria

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Acute Intermittent Porphyria is the most common acute porhyria, which results in neurological¬† symptoms. The disorder is a hepatic porphyria and is resulted from enzyme called porphobilinogen deaminase deficiency. Such enzyme is also known as hydroxymethylbilane synthase. The lack of enzyme is inherited from 1 parent, but most of people with inherited trait, never develop […]

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