Coproporphyrinuria | definition of coproporphyrinuria by Medical dictionary
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Excess coproporphyrin in the urine.
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, a well-characterized condition of Pb intoxication results from the effects of Pb on porphyrins, which are intermediary metabolites in heme synthesis (32,33).
and chronic hepatic porphyria Type A found in farm families from Michigan (U.S.A.) exposed to polybrominated biphenyls (PBB).
It should also be kept in mind that coproporphyrinuria
is not uncommon, for example, after alcohol ingestion (5), and at times leads to the erroneous diagnosis of coproporphyria.
The evaluation of the urinary pophyrin excretion showed one case of subclinical PCT and 5 subjects with coproporphyrinuria
. No association between HCB serum concentrations and total urinary porphyrin excretion was found.