Hereditary corpoporphyria presenting with deep jaundice and photosensitivity

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Hereditary corpoporphyria presenting with deep jaundice and photosensitivity (EN)

Avgerinos A.,
Kapetanos D.,
Kapetis E.,
Ilias A.,
Kokozidis G.,
Kitis G.,
Xiarchos P.,

SUMMARY Hereditary coproporphyria is a rare hepatic porphyria with symptoms similar to acute intermittent porphyria. Photosensitivity is not described in the latter. We report the case of a young female with deep jaundice, photosensitivity, anemia, renal failure and no abdominal pain. Hereditary coproporphyria was diagnosed and the patient was discharged after 111 days in full recovery. She was readmitted after 45 days with abdominal pain and no jaundice or photosensitivity. Severe neuropathy developed which caused tetraparesis and deterioration of the respiratory muscle function. Haem arginate was administered with gradual improvement of neuropathy. Key words: Hereditary corpoporphyria, jaundice, photosensitivity, neuropathy, haem arginate (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 14, No 4 (2001) (EN)

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