porphyrinopathy

por·phyr·in·op·a·thy

(por'fir-in-op'ă-thē),
A syndrome that results from abnormal porphyrin metabolism such as acute porphyria.
Synonym(s): porphyrism
[porphyrin + G. pathos, disease]

porphyrinopathy

A generic term for any porphyria.

por·phyr·in·op·a·thy

(por'fir-in-op'ă-thē)
Syndrome that results from abnormal porphyrin metabolism (e.g., acute porphyria).
[porphyrin + G. pathos, disease]
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I also developed a chemically-induced autoimmunity disorder that affected my internal organs; caused sensory nerve damage in my hands, feet, arms and legs; and led to kidney damage, cardiovascular problems and porphyrinopathy -- a serious metabolic disorder that interferes with the production of heme, the primary component of the bloodstream's oxygen-carrying hemoglobin.
A finding of a lead-mediated porphyrinopathy rules out the chance that any excess lead in the blood results from accidental contamination of the sample, she notes.
What the meeting established, Fowler says, is that for some toxicants, a porphyrinopathy may eventually prove more useful as an index of exposure--and perhaps even of developing toxicity--than any gauge that now exists.