Liver Lesions May Help Diagnose Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: Study

Liver Lesions May Help Diagnose Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: Study

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Liver Lesions May Help Diagnose Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: Study

Abnormal fatty lesions in the liver, detected via ultrasound, may be critical for diagnosing some cases of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), the most common form of porphyria, according to a study. Its authors suggest that clinicians should use urinary tests to check for PCT in patients with unexplained liver lesions. The study, “Multiple focal fatty changes in the liver in patients with porphyria cutanea tarda: A case series and review of the literature,” was published…

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