Abnormal serum porphyrin levels in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with or without hepatitis C virus infection.

@article{Nomura1996AbnormalSP,
  title={Abnormal serum porphyrin levels in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with or without hepatitis C virus infection.},
  author={Naruo Nomura and Susan Zolla-Pazner and Michael S. Simberkoff and Minjeong Kim and Shigeru Sassa and Henry W. Lim},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={132 8},
  pages={906-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To define the contributions of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus infections to the development of porphyria cutanea tarda. DESIGN Analysis of serum porphyrin levels in a cohort of 167 subjects. Serum samples were divided into 4 groups corresponding to the status of HIV and hepatitis C virus infections: positive-positive, positive-negative, negative-positive, and negative-negative. SETTING Serum samples positive for HIV were obtained from the serum bank of an… CONTINUE READING