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what does it mean to have high coproporphyrin in urine?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
42 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: This test could be diagnostic for a hereditary disorder called acute intermittent porphyria hereditary coproporphyria (hcp), or variegate porphyria (vp).This can present as abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, or muscle weakness electrolyte problems or seizures.Your physician will guide you further.
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
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