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      Successful Treatment of Hemodialysis-Related Porphyria cutanea tarda with Deferoxamine

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          End-stage renal failure and long-term hemodialysis treatment promote the development of genetically conditioned porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT). The clinical manifestation is triggered off by unknown factors coexisting with renal insufficiency and hemodialysis. Iron overload is often associated with the disease and is thought to play a key role in its pathogenesis. Iron removal by deferoxamine infusions is regarded as the treatment of choice for patients who cannot undergo repeated phlebotomy procedures and has been successfully used in patients with normal renal function. We report a case of hemodialysis-related PCT and iron overload in whom repeated venesections were contraindicated on account of severe anemia and treatment with deferoxamine led to a striking improvement of symptoms.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 55
          : 3
          : 321-324
          Affiliations
          aDepartment for Renal Disease and Hemodialysis, Vienna University School of Medicine, and bFirst Medical Department, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna, Austria
          Article
          185983 Nephron 1990;55:321–324
          10.1159/000185983
          2370933
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Case Report

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Deferoxamine, Porphyria cutanea tarda, Hemodialysis

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