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WHAT’S UP DOC? What is porphyria and how is it treated?

Q: What is porphyria and how is it treated?A: The types of porphyria (cutaneous or acute) occur because of a defect in one of the heme synthesizing enzymes. The protein heme is made in essentially all body tissues, but primarily in the bone marrow (accounting for about 80%, and used …