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 It is the autosomal recessive form of familial Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (f-PCT). The manifestations of HEP resemble Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria (CEP), with symptoms of skin blistering that usually begin in infancy. Treatment may include scheduled phlebotomy and low dose hydroxychloroquine.Hepatoerythropoietic porphyria (HEP) is an inherited cutaneous porphyria caused by a deficiency of the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase.
Last updated: 10/26/2010
- Hepatoerythropoietic Porphryia (HEP). The Porphyrias Consortium. http://rarediseasesnetwork.epi.usf.edu/porphyrias/patients/HEP/index.htm. Accessed 10/26/2010.
- Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria (HEP). American Porphyria Foundation. http://www.porphyriafoundation.com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/HEP. Accessed 10/26/2010.
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