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Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

An autosomal dominant or acquired porphyria due to a deficiency of UROPORPHYRINOGEN DECARBOXYLASE in the LIVER. It is characterized by photosensitivity and cutaneous lesions with little or no neurologic symptoms. Type I is the acquired form and is strongly associated with liver diseases and hepatic toxicities caused by alcohol or estrogenic steroids. Type II is the familial form.

Year introduced: 1995

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Tree Number(s): C06.552.830.100, C16.320.850.742.250, C17.800.827.742.250, C18.452.811.400.250

MeSH Unique ID: D017119

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