Demonstration of intracytoplasmic needle-like inclusions in hepatocytes of patients with porphyria cutanea tarda.

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Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is a bullous dermatosis associated with liver damage and accumulation of uroporphyrin and heptacarboxyporphyrins in the liver. This accumulation leads to red autofluorescence of unfixed air-dried sections with ultraviolet light' and to the presence of needle-like inclusions in hepatocytes2 3 which are thought to represent… (More)

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@article{James1980DemonstrationOI, title={Demonstration of intracytoplasmic needle-like inclusions in hepatocytes of patients with porphyria cutanea tarda.}, author={Kent R. James and Jes{\'u}s M. Cort{\'e}s and Fernando J Paradinas}, journal={Journal of clinical pathology}, year={1980}, volume={33 9}, pages={899-900} }