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Few data are available on tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance patterns in Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to the lack of facilities for mycobacterial culture. Many patients from the Western Province seek care in Queensland health clinics in the Torres Strait. Since 2000, we have treated 161 TB cases from PNG, of whom 40 proved to have multidrug-resistant TB(More)
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is the most common of the erythropoietic porphyrias. Recent advances in diagnostic laboratory tests have led to the discovery of a number of previously undiagnosed cases. We describe a case of EPP presenting late with a purpuric eruption and discuss the pathogenesis and significance of purpura in EPP.