Donald Guinee

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Inherited and acquired factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), a disorder characterized by a photosensitive dermatosis and hepatic siderosis. This study, comprising 108 patients with PCT, was intended to define the role of hemochromatosis gene (HFE) mutations in the expression of PCT and to determine the(More)
Oral contraceptives and postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy are recognized as risk factors for the development of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) in women. The recommended clinical practice is to withhold estrogen therapy in women who have had phlebotomy therapy for PCT and are clinically and biochemically normal. We tested the safety and efficacy of(More)
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