Phlebotomy treatment of porphyria cutanea tarda.

  • Olle Lundvall
  • Published 1982 in Acta dermato-venereologica. Supplementum


The effect of phlebotomy on 44 patients (33 men and 11 women) with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is described. All had typical biochemical and clinical signs of PCT. The patients were bled until slight anemia and signs of iron deficiency. In patients who were bled frequently and who were not given iron supplements in conjunction with phlebotomy, urinary… (More)