Rare Case of Elderly Patient Links Porphyria, Bone Marrow Cancer

Rare Case of Elderly Patient Links Porphyria, Bone Marrow Cancer

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Rare Case of Elderly Patient Links Porphyria, Bone Marrow Cancer

The growing incidence of certain types of cancer among the elderly may indicate that an association between acquired erythropoietic uroporphyria (AEU) — a late-onset form of congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) — and bone marrow malignancies may be more common than previously thought. The case of an 80-year-old man who developed AEU in association with a bone marrow cancer, described in a recent report, supports such a link. The study, “Acquired erythropoietic uroporphyria secondary to myeloid…

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