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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 318-320

Human immunodeficiency virus associated sporadic nonfamilial porphyria cutanea tarda

1 Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Niharika Ranjan Lal
Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, 88, College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.182424

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Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), a relatively uncommon metabolic disease, is the most common cutaneous porphyria. Here, we present the case of a patient diagnosed with sporadic, nonfamilial PCT that presented with classical cutaneous findings and multiple risk factors, including alcohol abuse, human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS, that have been strongly associated with the sporadic form of PCT.

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