Porphyria, Hepatoerythropoietic


Erythrohepatic Porphyria

Erythrohepatic Porphyrias

Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria

Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyrias

Porphyria, Erythrohepatic

Porphyrias, Erythrohepatic

Porphyrias, Hepatoerythropoietic

An autosomal recessive cutaneous porphyria that is due to a deficiency of UROPORPHYRINOGEN DECARBOXYLASE in both the LIVER and the BONE MARROW. Similar to PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA, this disorder is caused by defects in the fifth enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME, but is a homozygous enzyme deficiency with less than 10% of the normal enzyme activity. Cutaneous lesions are severe and mutilating.