Protoporphyria

Definition of Protoporphyria:

A form of porphyria caused by a deficiency in the enzyme ferrochelatase.  It manifests largely in the red blood cells, which accumulate large amounts of protoporphyrin.  Clinically it presents with photosensitivity felt after a short period of sun-exposure; uncommonly, patients develop liver disease as a result of protoporphyrin accumulation.

Also: Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

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