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since that diesease is inhereted, your kinfolks have it....... The porphyrias are inherited or acquired disorders of certain enzymes in the heme biosynthetic pathway (also called porphyrin pathway). They are broadly classified as hepatic porphyrias or erythropoietic porphyrias, based on the site of the overproduction and mainly accumulation of the porphyrins (or their chemical precursors). The specific symptoms of each porphyria vary based on which enzyme is affected and whether that enzyme occurs in the liver or in the bone marrow

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What is congenital erythropoietic porphyria also called?

CEP is also called Gunther's disease, erythropoietic porphyria, congenital porphyria, congenital hematoporphyria, and erythropoietic uroporphyria.

Why is porphyria called the unknown disease?

cause no ones knows about it

How did King George the 111 die?

from a rare disease called porphyria

How did king george 111 die?

from a rare disease called porphyria

What is the disease called when you have to stay out of the sun?

when you blister in the sunlight it is called cutaneous porphyria. its supposed to be a very rare disease so not many people get this disease

Is porphyria an autoimmune disease?

Porphyria is not an autoimmune disease. Although, signs and symptoms of the disease mimic lupus, which is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are based on the immune system not being able to distinguish between its own cells and cells that are foreign in nature. On the other hand, porphyria is based on a malformation of heme precursors, called porphyrins. The name porphyria comes from Greek porphyra, which means purple pigment, and references the purple color of the urine seen in some porphyria cases.

What are the name of people who are allergic to the sun?

i believe they have a skin disease called Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Is it possible to become a vampire?

Unfortunetly no...but there is a disease called Porphyria, for more information on the disease go to.....,

What disease did Count Dracula suffer from?


What was count Dracula real disease?


What is acute intermittent porphyria also called?

Swedish porphyria, pyrroloporphyria, and intermittent acute porphyria.

Is there any porphyria case in the Philippines?

Yes there is, but due to difficulty of diagnosing the disease and rarity of the disease some cases may be misdiagnosed already, And i dont know doctors here in Philippines have specialized in porphyria even hepatologist here had difficult time diagnosing porphyria, even medication for porphyria are not available in the philippine, Sad to say

What is the difference between paraerythropoietic porphyria and erythropoietic porphyria?

Paraerythropoietic porphyria does not exist in standard medical textbooks on porphyria. "Para" means beside. Apparently, this name should indicate that is something like erythopoietic porphyria. Erythropoietic porphyria is in most cases a very severe disease starting in neonates, in most instances. A disease named erythropoietic protoporphyria is less severe, but begins also in childhood. The main symptom of both diseases is intolerance of sunlight that induces pain and/or blisters in sun-exposed skin.

How does the speaker kills porphyria?

If by this question you're making reference to the Robert Browning poem "Porphyria's Lover" the poem's speaker strangled Porphyria with her hair. If you are actually asking about a speech someone has perhaps made on the disease called porphyria, I have no idea as to how one might cure oneself of it and thus tender instead my sincere apologies.

I swear my friend's crush is a werewolf or a vampire what's going on here?

it may be Porphyria. also known as the Vampire Disease. I have it. Its symptoms are quite similar to what vampires are known for having. people with porphyria do not crave blood. but its where the Idea of the Vampire came from.

What is variegate porphyria also called?

Also known as porphyria variegata, protocoproporphyria, South African genetic porphyria, and Royal malady (supposedly King George III of England and Mary, Queen of Scots, suffered from VP).

How do you pronounce porphyria?

Porphyria (Poor-fear-E-ah) Porphyria is not a single disease but a group of at least eight disorders that differ considerably from each other. A common feature in all porphyrias is the accumulation in the body of "porphyrins" or "porphyrin precursors." Although these are normal body chemicals, they normally do not accumulate. Precisely which of these chemicals builds up depends upon the type of porphyria.

Is porphyria dominant or recessive?

both depending on the type of porphyria

Is porphyria a result of a mutation?

it can be, if the porphyria is ACQUIRED, rather than inherited.

What actors and actresses appeared in Porphyria - 2013?

The cast of Porphyria - 2013 includes: Jasmin Egner as Porphyria Simon McCay as Thomas

Did count Dracula suffer from porphyria?

Yes, congenital erythropoeitic porphyria (CEP).

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What is the incidence of non-acute congenital erythropoietic porphyria?

It is a rare disease, estimated to affect fewer than one in one million people.

Is pyroluria connected to porphyria?

Yes, in acute intermittent porphyria, both pyrroles and porphyrins are excreted in the urine to an excessive degree.

How is porphyria diagnosed?

Urine test, blood plasma tests, biochemical tests to determine type of porphyria, enzyme test.