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Introduction: PCT

Description of PCT

PCT (medical condition): A rare metabolic condition involving a deficiency of the...more »

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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda:
  »Introduction: Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Symptoms of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Causes of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Treatments for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

PCT: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for PCT:

PCT as a Disease

PCT: Another name for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Symptoms of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Causes of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  »Treatments for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

PCT: Related Diseases

PCT: PCT is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of PCT

Some of the causes of PCT are included in the list below:

  • The condition may be inherited or occur sporadically - most cases are sporadic. Environmental factors can trigger symptoms in these predisposed patients.
  • Symptoms can be triggered or exacerbated by:
  • Alcohol
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Liver disease - especially hepatitis C infection

Symptoms of PCT (Porphyria Cutanea Tarda)

Some of the symptoms of PCT incude:

  • Most cases are asymptomatic
  • Affects mainly sun-exposed skin - especially back of hands and forearms:
  • Increased skin pigmentation on sun-exposed
  • Development of sores from minor injuries
  • Fluid filled blisters

Treatments for PCT (Porphyria Cutanea Tarda)

Treatments for PCT (Porphyria Cutanea Tarda) include:

  • Triggering factors such as iron, oestrogen
  • Alcohol and polychlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons (found in some pesticides) should be avoided
  • Limit sun exposure and use sunscreens - tanning creams can also help block some of the sun's effects.
  • Blood may need to be removed (phlebotomy) may be needed to reduce iron levels
  • Antimalarial tablets may be used with care to increase the body's ability to excrete porphyrins

Treatment of PCT: For more treatment information about PCT, see treatment of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)

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