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Role of therapeutic phlebotomy in management of case of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) admitted in tertiary care hospital Vadodara  

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Porphyria cutanea tarda is the most frequent type of Porphyria worldwide & presents with skin symptoms mainly. Porphyrias can affect peripheral, autonomic and central nervous system. In Porphyria conditions there is accumulation of heme precursors 5 Aminolevulinic acid, Porphobilinogen and porphyrins which are associated with characteristic clinical feature with acute neurovisceral attacks and skin lesions. This case report summarizes Case of PCT that was successfully managed with Therapeutic Phlebotomy


porphyria cutanea tarda, skin lesions, therapeutic phlebotomy