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Porphyria in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7742238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Porphyria in childhood is an uncommon problem but the recognition of these disorders is vitally important for affected children. Of the cutaneous porphyrias, erythropoietic protoporphyria, congenital erythropoietic porphyria, hepatoerythropoietic porphyria, and the hereditary form of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) can present in infancy or childhood. This article focuses on the porphyrias that present in infants and children along with a brief discussion of pathogenesis, cutaneous histopathology, and genetics of these metabolic disorders.
J D Jensen; S D Resnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dermatology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0278-145X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dermatol     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-15     Completed Date:  1995-06-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211646     Medline TA:  Semin Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27514, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heme / biosynthesis
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda / diagnosis,  genetics,  therapy
Porphyria, Erythropoietic / diagnosis,  therapy
Porphyria, Hepatoerythropoietic / diagnosis,  therapy
Porphyrias* / etiology,  genetics,  metabolism,  pathology
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