Iron Infusions Trigger PCT in Woman with Rare UROD Mutation

Iron Infusions Trigger PCT in Woman with Rare UROD Mutation

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Iron Infusions Trigger PCT in Woman with Rare UROD Mutation

Regular iron infusions given to treat anemia caused a woman with a rare mutation in the uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD) gene to develop porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). Her case was described in the report, “Iatrogenic Iron Overload Causing Porphyria Cutanea Tarda in a Patient With a Rare Nonsense Heterozygous UROD Gene Mutation,” was published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. PCT is a form of porphyria characterized by skin blisters and painful lesions on areas…

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