Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 62–66 | Cite as

Radiological features in congenital erythropoietic porphyria (Gunther's disease)

Report of 3 cases
  • M. Levesque
  • P. Legmann
  • A. Le Cloirec
  • J. C. Deybach
  • Y. Nordmann


Gunther's disease or congenital erythropoïetic porphyria is a rare and severe disorder comprising cutaneous and haemolytic symptoms. Photocutaneous lesions are responsible for scleroderma-like calcifications and deformities of the extremities visible on X-rays. Hemolytic manifestations lead to diffuse major osteopenia. Soft tissue calcifications of the fingers can be seen even in young patients. One case reported here is the first illustration of intracranial calcifications located on dura-mater and calvarium.


Public Health Soft Tissue Young Patient Tissue Calcification Radiological Feature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Levesque
    • 1
    • 3
  • P. Legmann
    • 1
  • A. Le Cloirec
    • 1
  • J. C. Deybach
    • 2
  • Y. Nordmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Xavier BichatColombesFrance
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry of Hôpital Louis MourierUniversity Xavier BichatColombesFrance
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHôpital Louis MourierColombesFrance

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