[Secondary porphyrinuria].

  title={[Secondary porphyrinuria].},
  author={Yoshinori Horie and Shuji Kitaoka and Hiroyuki Tajima and Toshio Kawatani and Hirohide Kawasaki},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={53 6},
The condition that the porphyrins are excreted into the urine due to impairment of bile excretion, is called as secondary porphyrinuria. The main porphyrin is coproporphyrin, there fore the condition is called as secondary coproporphyrinuria. Secondary porphyrinuria is associated with various disorders, such as hepatobiliary diseases, hereditary hyperbilirubinemia, intoxications, blood and metabolic diseases, but the etiology of secondary porphyrinuria is unclear. Coproporphyrin is divided into… CONTINUE READING