Hepatitis, Associated Porphyria in Man Treated With Antivirals

Hepatitis, Associated Porphyria in Man Treated With Antivirals

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Hepatitis, Associated Porphyria in Man Treated With Antivirals

A man with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) linked to a chronic hepatitis C virus infection was successfully treated for both conditions with direct-acting antiviral agents. Researchers considered this case notable for the patient’s dramatic recovery, and the lack of excessive iron in his liver, which is frequently observed in patients with hepatitis C-associated PCT. His case was described in the study, “Hepatitis-Induced Porphyria: Are Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents the Way of the Future?,” published in the ACG…

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