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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904459/clinical-biochemical-characteristics-and-hospital-outcome-of-acute-intermittent-porphyria-patients-a-descriptive-study-from-north-india
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Susheel Kumar, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Deba Prasad Dhibar, Savita Kumari, Subhash Varma
INTRODUCTION: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited metabolic disease characterized by disordered heme biosynthesis. There is no recent study reported from India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective, observational study. Clinical records of patients of AIP with acute porphyric attacks admitted from April 2008 to December 2016 were analyzed. RESULTS: Fifteen AIP patients constituted of eight females and seven males were analyzed...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899405/neonatal-hemolytic-anemia-does-not-always-indicate-thalassemia-a-case-report
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Arwa A Al-Harazi, Bilguis M Al-Eryani, Butheinah A Al-Sharafi
BACKGROUND: Congenital erythropoietic porphyria is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that affects heme-porphyrin synthesis. This disorder is due to the genetic defect of uroporphyrinogen III cosynthase. This defect results in the accumulation of high amounts of uroporphyrin I in all tissues, leading to clinical manifestations ranging from mild to severe chronic damage of the skin, cartilage and bone. Hypertrichosis, erythrodontia and reddish-colored urine are often present, as well as hemolytic anemia accompanied by hepatosplenomegaly...
September 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884440/disappearance-of-multiple-hyperechoic-liver-nodules-in-sporadic-porphyria-cutanea-tarda-after-treatment-with-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-for-hepatitis-c
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Kazuhide Takata, Satoshi Shakado, Keiko Sakamoto, Hiromi Fukuda, Ryo Yamauchi, Sho Fukuda, Hideo Kunimoto, Kaoru Umeda, Takashi Tanaka, Keiji Yokoyama, Daisuke Morihara, Yasuaki Takeyama, Makoto Irie, Shotaro Sakisaka
Ultrasonography in a 60-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) demonstrated multiple hyperechoic nodules. Radiological investigations did not reveal any signs of malignancy. However, magnetic resonance chemical shift imaging showed multiple focal fatty changes in the liver. Urinary levels of uroporphyrin and coproporphyrin were elevated, and we made a diagnosis of porphyria cutanea tarda. Direct-acting antivirals, ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, were initiated for CHC, which led to sustained viral response, resolution of the liver nodules, and normalization of urinary porphyrin...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874591/mutation-in-human-clpx-elevates-levels-of-%C3%AE-aminolevulinate-synthase-and-protoporphyrin-ix-to-promote-erythropoietic-protoporphyria
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Yvette Y Yien, Sarah Ducamp, Lisa N van der Vorm, Julia R Kardon, Hana Manceau, Caroline Kannengiesser, Hector A Bergonia, Martin D Kafina, Zoubida Karim, Laurent Gouya, Tania A Baker, Hervé Puy, John D Phillips, Gaël Nicolas, Barry H Paw
Loss-of-function mutations in genes for heme biosynthetic enzymes can give rise to congenital porphyrias, eight forms of which have been described. The genetic penetrance of the porphyrias is clinically variable, underscoring the role of additional causative, contributing, and modifier genes. We previously discovered that the mitochondrial AAA+ unfoldase ClpX promotes heme biosynthesis by activation of δ-aminolevulinate synthase (ALAS), which catalyzes the first step of heme synthesis. CLPX has also been reported to mediate heme-induced turnover of ALAS...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870041/-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-to-treat-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-report
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J Bai, L L Gong, Y Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865079/acquired-erythropoietic-uroporphyria-secondary-to-myelodysplastic-syndrome-with-chromosome-3-alterations-a-case-report
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S Podlipnik, F Guijarro, A Combalia, J To-Figueras, C Badenas, D Costa, M Rozman, S Jorge, P Aguilera, A Gaya
Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of uroporphyrinogen III synthase (UROS), due to mutations in the UROS gene in chromosome 10. On occasion, patients show a mild late-onset disease, without germline UROS mutations, associated with hematologic malignancies. We report a 65-year-old patient with photosensitivity, porphyrins overexcretion and thrombocytopenia. Bone marrow analysis gave a diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with the presence of a derivative chromosome 3, possible due to an inversion including 3q21 and 3q26 breakpoints...
September 2, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854095/porphyria
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REVIEW
D Montgomery Bissell, Karl E Anderson, Herbert L Bonkovsky
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 377, Issue 9, Page 862-872, August 2017.
August 31, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815861/radiation-and-chemotherapy-with-no-excessive-toxicity-in-a-patient-with-human-papillomavirus-related-tonsillar-cancer-and-porphyria-cutanea-tarda-case-report-and-literature-review
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James K Russo, Annie Braseth
BACKGROUND: Porphyria is a condition of cutaneous photosensitivity. It is unclear if radiotherapy (RT) is safe in patients with porphyria. METHODS: We report a patient case with uncontrolled porphyria cutanea tarda treated with chemoradiation for p16-positive oropharyngeal cancer. Given the scarcity of data on this subject, we also conducted a literature review on the topic of radiation in patients with porphyria. RESULTS: The patient in our study did not experience any unusual acute or late toxicity, despite receiving a high dose of cutaneous radiation...
August 16, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755733/hepatitis-c-viral-infection-and-porphyria-cutanea-tarda
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EDITORIAL
Jeffrey P Callen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755194/hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1-in-turkey
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Ayse Cigdem Aktuglu-Zeybek, Ertugrul Kiykim, M Serif Cansever
Hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT1, OMIM 276700) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited inborn error of metabolism in the tyrosine catabolic pathway due to deficiency of the enzyme fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase. The clinical features of HT1 are widely heterogenous even within the same family members. Clinical features includes acute or chronic liver disease with increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, hypophosphatemic rickets due to renal tubular dysfunction, glomerulosclerosis, failure to thrive, neurological porphyria-like crisis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypoglycemia due to hyperinsulinism...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755189/neurological-and-neuropsychological-problems-in-tyrosinemia-type-i-patients
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Willem G van Ginkel, Rianne Jahja, Stephan C J Huijbregts, Francjan J van Spronsen
Clinically, Hereditary Tyrosinemia type I (HTI) is especially characterized by severe liver dysfunction in early life. However, recurrent neurological crises are another main finding in these patients when they are treated with a tyrosine and phenylalanine restricted diet only. This is caused by the accumulation of δ-aminolevulinic acid due to the inhibitory effect of succinylacetone on the enzyme that metabolizes δ-aminolevulinic acid. Due to the biochemical and clinical resemblance of these neurological crises and acute intermittent porphyria, this group of symptoms in HTI patients is mostly called porphyria-like-syndrome...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755188/liver-cancer-in-tyrosinemia-type-1
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Willem G van Ginkel, Jan P Pennings, Francjan J van Spronsen
Hereditary Tyrosinemia type I (HT1) is clinically mainly characterised by severe liver disease. Most patients present in their first months of life with liver failure, but others can present later with issues of compensated cirrhosis, renal tubulopathy or acute intermittent porphyria. If patients survive the acute phase with liver failure or if they present later with compensated cirrhosis, they often develop hepatocellular carcinoma early but also later in life. The course of the disease changed after the introduction of 2-(2 nitro-4-3 trifluoro-methylbenzoyl)-1, 3-cyclohexanedione (NTBC), which blocks the tyrosine degradation pathway at an earlier step...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738101/psychiatric-symptoms-associated-with-porphyria-a-case-report-and-brief-review
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Manuel Santos, Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, Kunwar Kaur, Ronald Brenner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730628/acute-hepatic-porphyria-and-cancer-risk-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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C M Baravelli, S Sandberg, A K Aarsand, R M Nilsen, M C Tollånes
BACKGROUND: Acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) is considered to be a risk factor for primary liver cancer (PLC), but varying risk estimates have been published. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the risk of PLC and other cancers in persons with AHP using a nationwide cohort design. Given that greater numbers of women than men tend to have manifest and more severe AHP, a further aim was to investigate sex differences in this risk. METHODS: The study sample consisted of all Norwegian residents aged 18 years or older during the period 2000-2011...
September 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712039/cutaneous-manifestations-of-scleroderma-and-scleroderma-like-disorders-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Caterina Ferreli, Giulia Gasparini, Aurora Parodi, Emanuele Cozzani, Franco Rongioletti, Laura Atzori
Scleroderma refers to an autoimmune connective tissue fibrosing disease, including three different subsets: localized scleroderma, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis, and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with divergent patterns of organ involvement, autoantibody profiles, management, and prognostic implications. Although systemic sclerosis is considered the disease prototype that causes cutaneous sclerosis, there are many other conditions that can mimic and be confused with SSc. They can be classified into immune-mediated/inflammatory, immune-mediated/inflammatory with abnormal deposit (mucinoses), genetic, drug-induced and toxic, metabolic, panniculitis/vascular, and (para)neoplastic disorders according to clinico-pathological and pathogenetic correlations...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695690/cerebral-vasospasm-in-acute-porphyria
#16
P Olivier, D Van Melkebeke, P-J Honoré, L Defreyne, D Hemelsoet
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Porphyrias are a group of inherited metabolic disorders resulting from a specific deficiency along the pathway of haem biosynthesis. A clinical classification distinguishes acute from non-acute porphyrias considering the occurrence of life-threatening neurovisceral attacks, presenting with abdominal pain, neuropsychiatric disturbance and neuropathy. Vasospasm is a very rare complication that can occur in all major types of acute porphyria. METHODS: We describe a porphyric crisis with vasospasm in a woman with previously undiagnosed acute porphyria...
September 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689593/dermatologic-manifestations-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection
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REVIEW
Mehmet Sayiner, Pegah Golabi, Freba Farhat, Zobair M Younossi
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with various extrahepatic manifestations, including dermatologic involvement mostly caused by immune complexes. Mixed cryoglobulinemia has a strong relationship with HCV with 95% of these patients being infected with HCV. Lichen planus is a disease of the squamous epithelium and may affect any part of the skin, with 4% to 24% of patients with lichen planus reported to have chronic HCV infection. Porphyria cutanea tarda is the most common form of porphyria, and it is thought that HCV interferes with iron stores, which can promote porphyria cutanea tarda...
August 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666226/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-tryptophan-metabolome-in-urine-of-patients-with-acute-intermittent-porphyria
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Alex Gomez-Gomez, Josep Marcos, Paula Aguilera, Jordi To-Figueras, Oscar J Pozo
BACKGROUND: Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare metabolic disorder due to a deficiency of porphobilinogen deaminase, the third enzyme of the heme biosynthetic pathway. This low enzymatic activity may predispose to the appearance of acute neurological attacks. Seminal studies suggested that AIP was associated with changes in tryptophan homeostasis with inconclusive results. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the urinary metabolome of AIP patients focusing on tryptophan metabolism using state-of-the-art technology...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654958/the-impact-of-whole-genome-sequencing-on-the-primary-care-and-outcomes-of-healthy-adult-patients-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Jason L Vassy, Kurt D Christensen, Erica F Schonman, Carrie L Blout, Jill O Robinson, Joel B Krier, Pamela M Diamond, Matthew Lebo, Kalotina Machini, Danielle R Azzariti, Dmitry Dukhovny, David W Bates, Calum A MacRae, Michael F Murray, Heidi L Rehm, Amy L McGuire, Robert C Green
Background: Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in asymptomatic adults might prevent disease but increase health care use without clinical value. Objective: To describe the effect on clinical care and outcomes of adding WGS to standardized family history assessment in primary care. Design: Pilot randomized trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01736566). Setting: Academic primary care practices. Participants: 9 primary care physicians (PCPs) and 100 generally healthy patients recruited at ages 40 to 65 years...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653968/an-unusual-cause-of-headache-and-fatigue-in-a-division-1-collegiate-athlete
#20
Ali Y Makki, John Leddy, Koki Takano, Rajiv Jain
Variegate porphyria (VP) is an autosomal dominant disorder of porphyrin metabolism. We report a case of a 21-year-old male collegiate athlete who complained of recurrent headache and fatigue. Extensive testing after initial presentation failed to identify a cause. Months later, his grandmother was diagnosed with VP after being hospitalized; hence, he was tested. He was positive for a heterozygous missense mutation, R168H, in one protoporphyrinogen oxidase allele. This case highlights a rare disorder of heme synthesis that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of exertional fatigue and headaches in athletes...
July 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
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