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What's porphyria cutanea tarda?

What's porphyria cutanea tarda?

See below: Pct is one of the hepatic porphyrias. Large amounts of porphyrins build up in the liver when the disease is becoming active. The disease becomes active when acquired factors, such as iron, alcohol, hepatitis c virus (hcv), hiv, Estrogens (used, for example, in oral contraceptives and prostate cancer treatment) and possibly smoking, combine to cause a deficiency of urod in the liver. ...Read more

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What is porphyria cutanea tarda?

What is porphyria cutanea tarda?

Blistering disease: It is a disease that causes blistering seen more often in alcoholics because of enzyme defect causing increased porphyrins in blood. See dermatologist for full details and treatment. ...Read more

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Porphyria cutanea tarda symptoms?

Porphyria cutanea tarda symptoms?

Skin changes: A physician familiar with pct can make the call just on physical exam. The labs are confirmatory. A check for iron overload and hepatitis c are wise, but you'll manage the illness by becoming educated and doing a few simple things. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How's porphyria cutanea tarda diagnosed?

How's porphyria cutanea tarda diagnosed?

See below: The preferred screening test for pct is a measurement of porphyrins in plasma. This can differentiate pct from variegate porphyria. The patterns of porphyrins in urine (predominately uroporphyrin and 7-carboxylate porphyrin) and feces (predominately isocoproporphyrin) help to confirm the diagnosis. The presence of an inherited deficiency of urod can be demonstrated by measuring the enzyme in rbcs. ...Read more

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How is porphyria cutanea tarda treated?

How is porphyria cutanea tarda treated?

See below: Pct is the most treatable of the porphyrias. Treatment seems to be equally effective in familial and non-familial pct. Factors that tend to activate the disease should be removed. The most widely recommended treatment is a schedule of repeated phlebotomies (removal of blood), with the aim of reducing iron in the liver. This actually reduces iron stores throughout the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from porphyria cutanea tarda?

Is it possible for you to die from porphyria cutanea tarda?

No, but...: There is often underlying hemochromatosis, alcohol abuse or hepatitis c and these are often deadly if missed. Depending on the gene that gave you the pct, you may have none of these above. It won't kill you, but it can mutilate your skin. Get with someone good at managing this illness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: porphyria cutanea tarda?

What is the definition or description of: porphyria cutanea tarda?

Poor blood formation: Porphyria cutanea tarda (pct) describes a state where heme formation is poor. Common symptoms for a person exposed to sunlight are peeling fingernails and skin blisters. Exacerbating factors are iron, alcohol, and estrogen. Pct has a strong association with hepatitis c infection. ...Read more

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Can someone with porphyria cutanea tarda make babies?

Can someone with porphyria cutanea tarda make babies?

YES!: Although rare, pregnancies have been reported in women suffering from porphyria cutanea tarda with good outcomes. Expert care from a maternal-fetal medicine, dermatology, hepatology and metabolism specialist is essential. ...Read more

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When must I seek specialist help if I have porphyria cutanea tarda?

When must I seek specialist help if I have porphyria cutanea tarda?

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. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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What can I ask?

What can I ask?

Basic questions: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this basic HealthTap public forum is free. Post a question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors can answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide private, virtual consultations.) ...Read more

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.

But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

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What is a blast?

What is a blast?

Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more

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Can you help me?

Can try--: Based on your conditions, sounds as though you should be evaluated in an urgent care or er setting to see what is going on. Have someone take you, as should not drive self. ...Read more

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How to eat good?

How to eat good?

Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more

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