Mohamed Gebril

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A 42 year old heterosexual male with symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus infection presented with a 2-week history of tense blistering skin lesions following azidothymidine therapy. Urinary porphyrin excretion confirmed the diagnosis of porphyria cutanea tarda. The blisters resolved following the withdrawal of the drug but recurred when rechallenged.(More)
Using a quantitative sensitive HPLC fluorometric assay for the measurement of plasma and urine porphyrins, we have calculated the renal clearance of uro- and coproporphyrin in normal volunteers and in patients with congenital erythropoietic porphyria and hereditary coproporphyria (HCP). In patients with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), only uroporphyrin(More)
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