Porphyria cutanea tarda in a patient with AIDS.


A 53-yr-old man, known to have had AIDS for 6 months, developed the clinical signs and symptoms of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) preceding deterioration of his illness. Urinary porphyrin analysis confirmed the diagnosis of PCT. At the time the cutaneous blistering and scars developed, he was taking zidovudine and fluconazole. Reviewing the literature… (More)


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