Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda:

  • Measure serum and urine porphyrin levels
  • Associated with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) – may have Cirrhosis
  • Skin lesions: Plaques in sun-exposed areas such as the dorsa of the hands/face.
    • Painless vesicles and bullae on the face and dorsa of the hands (light-exposed areas)
      • Blistering skin lesions
    • Facial hypertrichosis: increased hair growth
  • Associated with medications: NSAIDs, Estrogens, Tetracyclines

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