Porphyria cutanea tarda concomitant with chronic hepatitis C

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Porphyrias form a group of rare metabolic diseases associated with disorders in the heme biosynthesis enzymes, leading to porphyrin accumulation in tissues. The disease is rare and is often diagnosed too late. The most incident is porphyria cutanea tarda. All patients with this condition should be tested for viral hepatites and hemochromatosis. A clinical case is presented: a patient with porphyria cutanea tarda associated with alcohol abuse and viral hepatitis C.

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N. P Teplyuk

I.M. Setchenov First Moscow State Medical University

119991, Moscow, Russia

Ekaterina Yu. Vertieva

I.M. Setchenov First Moscow State Medical University

Email: ivertieva@gmail.com
119991, Moscow, Russia
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Research Officer

D. V Ignatyev

I.M. Setchenov First Moscow State Medical University

119991, Moscow, Russia

I. S Dzhavakhishvili

I.M. Setchenov First Moscow State Medical University

119991, Moscow, Russia

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