porphyria hepatica


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he·pa·tic por·phyr·i·a

[MIM*176100.0002]
a category of porphyria that includes porphyria cutanea tarda, variegate porphyria, and coproporphyria.
Synonym(s): porphyria hepatica
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porphyria hepatica

Porphyria caused by a disturbance in liver metabolism such as occurs following hepatitis, poisoning by heavy metals, and certain anemias.
See also: porphyria
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