[Alcohol-induced changes of porphyrin metabolism (author's transl)].

  title={[Alcohol-induced changes of porphyrin metabolism (author's transl)].},
  author={Manfred O. Doss},
  journal={Leber, Magen, Darm},
  volume={8 5},
Alcohol is a agenrphyrinogenic agent which may cause disturbances in porphyrin metabolism in healthy persons as well as biochemical and clinical manifestations of acute and chronic hepatic porphyrias. After excessive alcohol infestion in man a secondary hepatic coproporphyrinuria develops transiently, which persists in alcoholic liver disease. The alcohol-liver-porphyrinuria syndrome ranges first among the secondary hepatic disturbances of porphyrin metabolism. In acute hepatic porphyrias… CONTINUE READING