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Porphyria cutanea tarda in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient: A rare scenario in India.

Authors
  • Bhat, Ramesh M
  • Pinto, Malcolm
  • Dandakeri, S
  • Kambil, Srinath M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
35
Issue
1
Pages
49–52
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.132430
PMID: 24958988
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A 30-year-old unmarried, heterosexual male presented with an 8-month history of tense blistering skin lesions over the hands. Physical examination revealed facial hypertrichosis and multiple erosions with crusts and scars over the dorsum of both hands. Woods lamp examination of the urine, histopathology and urinary porphyrin levels were suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). The patient responded well to hydroxychloroquine and antiretroviral drugs. This case report calls for a detailed evaluation and HIV testing in every patient with PCT.

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