Familial porphyria cutanea tarda with normal erythrocytic urodecarboxylase: An exception to the rule?

L. D'Alessandro Gandolfo, D. Griso, A. Macri, G. Biolcati, G. C. Topi

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Abstract

The possibility that the differentiation between sporadic and familial porphyria cutanea tarda cannot always be made on the basis of the measurement of the erythrocytic uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase activity has been examined. Two cases of porphyria cutanea tarda, with a normal erythrocytic enzyme activity in a father and son, are described. The authors exclude that these are 2 cases of sporadic or toxic prophyria cutanea tarda within the same family. These 2 cases provide additional evidence for the existence of a form of familial prophyria cutanea tarda in which erythrocytic uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase activity is normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologica
Volume178
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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D'Alessandro Gandolfo, L., Griso, D., Macri, A., Biolcati, G., & Topi, G. C. (1989). Familial porphyria cutanea tarda with normal erythrocytic urodecarboxylase: An exception to the rule? Dermatologica, 178(4), 206-208.