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Variegate porphyria


Other Names for this Disease

  • Porphyria variegate
  • Porphyria, South African type
  • PPOX deficiency
  • Protoporphyrinogen oxidase deficiency
  • VP

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Symptoms

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What symptoms are associated with variegate porphyria?

Episodes of acute variegate porphyria can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. During an episode, a person may also experience muscle weakness, seizures, fever, and mental changes such as anxiety and hallucinations. Individuals with variegate porphyria may also develop cutaneous symptoms, including skin photosensitivity.[1]
Last updated: 7/19/2010

References
  1. Porphyria. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=porphyria. Accessed 7/19/2010.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Porphyria variegate
  • Porphyria, South African type
  • PPOX deficiency
  • Protoporphyrinogen oxidase deficiency
  • VP
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.