hematoporphyria

hematoporphyria

 [he″mah-to-por-fēr´e-ah]
a constitutional state marked by an abnormal quantity of porphyrin (uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin) in the tissues and secreted in the urine, pigmentation of the face (and later of the bones), sensitivity of the skin to light, vomiting, and intestinal disturbance; see porphyria.

he·ma·to·por·phyr·i·a

(hē'mă-tō-pōr-fir'ē-ă, hem'ă-),
Obsolete term for any disorder of porphyrin metabolism, regardless of the cause.
[hemato- + G. porphyra, purple]

hematoporphyria

a constitutional state marked by abnormal quantity of porphyrin (uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin) in the tissues and secreted in the urine, pigmentation of the mucosae (and later of the bones), sensitivity of the skin to light, vomiting, and intestinal disturbance; see porphyria.

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Q. I am 21 years old and have porphyira. I am in a crisis now. Its ruining my life. Please help!

A. Maybe these will help:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/porphyria/treatment.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085933_treat-porphyria.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art
Hope this helps.

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