The cutaneous porphyrias.

  title={The cutaneous porphyrias.},
  author={Danja Schulenburg-Brand and Ruwani P Katugampola and Alexander V. Anstey and Michael N. Badminton},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={369-84, ix}
The porphyrias are a group of mainly inherited disorders of heme biosynthesis where accumulation of porphyrins and/or porphyrin precursors gives rise to 2 types of clinical presentation: cutaneous photosensitivity and/or acute neurovisceral attacks. The cutaneous porphyrias present with either bullous skin fragility or nonbullous acute photosensitivity. This review discusses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, laboratory diagnosis, complications, and current approach to… CONTINUE READING


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