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How is porphyria cutanea tarda treated?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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