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A case of erythropoietic protoporphyria with severe liver dysfunction.
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PMID:  21558748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 27-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation and treatment of liver dysfunction with jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly. The patient had severe photosensitivity from childhood. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed mild esophageal varices. The clinical manifestations, analyses of the urine and blood for porphyrins and skin biopsy led us to a diagnosis of erythropoietic protoporphyria. Because of acute deterioration of liver function, living donor liver transplantation was performed. The resected liver revealed cirrhosis. We report a rare case of erythropoietic protoporphyria with severe liver dysfunction and present a review of the literature.
Kousuke Minaga; Takahisa Kayahara; Yoshihide Ueda; Kazuo Ono; Takeshi Seta; Shunji Urai; Yoshito Uenoyama; Yukitaka Yamashita; Tsutomu Chiba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0446-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984683R     Medline TA:  Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-804     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Japan Red Cross Hospital Wakayama Medical Center.
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