Clinical Observation, Diagnostics, and Therapy for Symptomatic and Hereditary Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

  • G. C. Topi
  • L. D’Alessandro Gandolfo


In our experience, porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is the most frequently encountered porphyrinopathy in Italy. In the last 9 years, at our institute’s center for porphyrinopathy study, we have observed 203 cases of apparently symptomatic PCT and 18 cases of hereditary PCT, whereas all the other porphyrias (acute intermittent porphyria, porphyria variegata, erythropoietic protoporphyria, Giinther’s disease, hereditary erythropoietic coproporphyria) did not add up to 40 cases.


Hepatic Damage Hereditary Form Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Acute Intermittent Porphyria Symptomatic Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. Topi
    • 1
  • L. D’Alessandro Gandolfo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental DermatologyIstituto S. GallicanoRomeItaly

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