Why is porphyria cutanea tarda included in the differential diagnoses of hemochromatosis?

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Andrea Duchini, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Porphyria cutanea tarda is primarily a skin and liver disease that occurs in familial and sporadic forms. The cause of liver siderosis in sporadic porphyria cutanea tarda has not been established, but it may be related to a mutation in the HFE gene in most patients.


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