Resident Rounds. Part II: Distinguishing Porphyria Disorders: Biochemical Markers and Associated Findings

February 2013 | Volume 12 | Issue 2 | Feature | 220 | Copyright © 2013

James L. Griffith Jr. MS and Robert Bacigalupi MD

Department of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


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Porphyria disorders are rare entities, which often share common findings. Therefore, we created a diagram and a table to briefly summarize the heme biosynthesis pathway and significant features of the 9 porphyrias and 1 pseudoporphyria.

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