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Porphyria cutanea tarda

Summary of Porphyria cutanea tarda
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is the most common sub-type of porphyria. PCT results from low levels of an enzyme involved in heme production and often results in skin manifestations.

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Hematological system

Anemias
Heme synthesis disorders
Coagulation disorders
Platelet disorders
Mixed platelet and coagulation disorders
Thrombosis syndromes (hypercoagulability)
Lymphomas
Leukemias
Leukemoid reaction
Dysplastic and proliferative disorders
Plasma cell dyscrasias
Hematological system pathology review

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Porphyria cutanea tarda is caused by deficiency in (enzyme) .

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A 55-year-old man comes to his primary care provider's office because of blistering on his hands, arms, and neck for the past year. His past medical history is significant for alcohol abuse. He works as a construction worker and spends many hours outside in the sun. Physical examination shows erosions and scarring with hyper-pigmentation to the face. An image of his hand is shown below:Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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