Maureen B. Poh-Fitzpatrick, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Maureen B. Poh-Fitzpatrick

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Porphyria cutanea tarda (acquired porphyria, sporadic porphyria, urocoproporphyria, hepatic porphyria, cutaneous hepatic porphyria, chronic porphyria, idiosyncratic porphyria, symptomatic porphyria, constitutional porphyria, epidemic porphyria, hepatoerythropoietic porphyria)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Mechanical fragility and blistering of sunlight-exposed skin, typically appearing for the first time during spring or summer, are the usual chief complaints. Painful, slowly-healing erosions that leave scars, hypertrichosis and dyspigmentation may be reported in more chronic cases. Discolored urine,…

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