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when must i seek specialist help if i have porphyria cutanea tarda ?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Porphyria: Porphyria cutanea tarda always requires the help of a specialist since the diagnosis must be confirmed, the cause must be elucidated (hereditary, hepatitis c infection, or alcohol typically), treatment should be initiated, and preventive measures instituted.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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