Diagnosis and treatment of the hepatic porphyrias.

Abstract

Porphyrias are a peculiar group of diseases resulting from hereditary or acquired partial deficiencies in seven of the eight enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway of heme. Biosynthesis of heme takes place in the erythropoietic system or in the hepatic tissue. Depending on the main location of the enzyme defect, porphyrias can be classified as erythropoietic… (More)

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@article{Lecha2003DiagnosisAT, title={Diagnosis and treatment of the hepatic porphyrias.}, author={Mario Lecha and Carmen Herrero and Daniel Tomas Ozalla}, journal={Dermatologic therapy}, year={2003}, volume={16 1}, pages={65-72} }