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What is “latent” porphyria?  if my doctor told me that I have “latent” porphyria, does this mean that I will never have any symptoms?
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
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In brief: Porphyria
It depends on what type of porphyria we're talking about.
Some porphyrias can be dangerous, and some can be hereditary so you need to be more specific about what type you're worried about so that you can get appropriate advice from your physician. Lots of information can be found on the website for the american porphyria foundation at www.Porphyriafoundation.Com.

In brief: Porphyria
It depends on what type of porphyria we're talking about.
Some porphyrias can be dangerous, and some can be hereditary so you need to be more specific about what type you're worried about so that you can get appropriate advice from your physician. Lots of information can be found on the website for the american porphyria foundation at www.Porphyriafoundation.Com.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Dr. Kelty Baker
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Heme defect...
No...It means that you have had symptoms; but were not diagnosed; and the symptoms were not severe enough.
Porphyria is a defect in the enzyme pathway that creates "heme"; and can affect the skin and sometimes the nervous system.

In brief: Heme defect...
No...It means that you have had symptoms; but were not diagnosed; and the symptoms were not severe enough.
Porphyria is a defect in the enzyme pathway that creates "heme"; and can affect the skin and sometimes the nervous system.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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