Symptoms of Porphyria
Symptoms of Porphyria
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Porphyria:
Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)
When heme production is faulty, porphyrins are overproduced and lend a reddish-purple color to urine.
The cutaneous porphyrias cause sun sensitivity, with blistering typically on the face, back of the hands, and other sun-exposed areas. The most common of these is porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Triggering factors are alcohol use, estrogen, iron, and liver disease, particularly hepatitis C.
The acute porphyrias typically cause abdominal pain and nausea. Some patients have personality changes and seizures at the outset. With time the illness can involve weakness in many different muscles.
(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
Porphyria: NIDDK (Excerpt)
Porphyria affects either the nervous system or the skin. When porphyria
affects the nervous system, it can cause chest pain, abdominal pain,
muscle cramps, weakness, hallucinations, seizures, purple-red-colored
urine, or mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and paranoia. When
porphyria affects the skin, blisters, itching, swelling, and sensitivity
to the sun can result.
(Source: excerpt from Porphyria: NIDDK)
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