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Variegate porphyria

Variegate porphyria:
  1. Causes (2 conditions)
  2. Misdiagnosis
  3. Home Testing
  4. Treatments
  5. Videos
  6. Definitions

Causes of Variegate porphyria:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Variegate porphyria. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Variegate porphyria

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Variegate porphyria Treatments

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Misdiagnosis and Variegate porphyria

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Definitions of Variegate porphyria:

An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of protoporphyrinogen oxidase (EC 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)

Detailed list of causes of Variegate porphyria

The list below shows some of the causes of Variegate porphyria mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Variegate porphyria?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Variegate porphyria. Of the 2 causes of Variegate porphyria that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Variegate porphyria:

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What are the alternative names for Variegate porphyria:

Dean-Barnes syndrome, Porphyria variegata, Protocoproporphyria, Protoporphyrinogen oxidase deficiency, South African porphyria
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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