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Porphyria

  • By: Darrin Lee
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Porphyrias are a group of diseases associated with enzyme deficiencies associated with the production of heme. These diseases may be due to inborn errors of metabolism, environmental toxins of infectious agents. Historically, the porphyrias have been described by distinguishing ...

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