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An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of protoporphyrinogen oxidase (EC 126.96.36.199) in the LIVER, the seventh enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features include both neurological symptoms and cutaneous lesions. Patients excrete increased levels of porphyrin precursors, COPROPORPHYRINS and protoporphyrinogen.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Variegate porphyria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Variegate porphyria, or a subtype of Variegate porphyria,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
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