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Disease Porphyrias

Name Porphyrias
Synonyms Disorder, Porphyrin | Disorders, Porphyrin | Porphyria | Porphyrin Disorder | Porphyrin Disorders
Definition A diverse group of metabolic diseases characterized by errors in the biosynthetic pathway of HEME in the LIVER, the BONE MARROW, or both. They are classified by the deficiency of specific enzymes, the tissue site of enzyme defect, or the clinical features that include neurological (acute) or cutaneous (skin lesions). Porphyrias can be hereditary or acquired as a result of toxicity to the hepatic or erythropoietic marrow tissues.
Categories Metabolic disease
MeSH® ID D011164
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DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Porphyrias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Porphyrias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Porphyria, Chester type
  Porphyria, Erythropoietic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Porphyrias, Hepatic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Yusho Disease