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What is this rare disease called porphyria?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Porphyria

From adam: "porphyrias are a group of rare disorders passed down through families, in which an important part of hemoglobin, called heme, is not made properly.
Heme is also found in myoglobin, a protein found in certain muscles... Patients with porphyria have a deficiency of certain enzymes needed for this process. Porphyrias involve 3 major symptoms: abdominal pain, rashes, and neurologic symptom.

In brief: Porphyria

From adam: "porphyrias are a group of rare disorders passed down through families, in which an important part of hemoglobin, called heme, is not made properly.
Heme is also found in myoglobin, a protein found in certain muscles... Patients with porphyria have a deficiency of certain enzymes needed for this process. Porphyrias involve 3 major symptoms: abdominal pain, rashes, and neurologic symptom.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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