[Study of the gene of hemochromatosis in first degree relatives of patient with porphyria cutanea tarda].


BACKGROUND Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is characterized by a deficiency of uroprophyrinogen decarboxylase (URO-D). The activity of this enzyme is decreased in the presence of iron-dependent disorders. A relationship between the hepatic hemosiderosis, which is present in most patients with PCT, and the status of the hemochromatosis gene has been observed… (More)