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Variegate porphyria


Other Names for this Disease
  • Porphyria variegata
  • Porphyria variegate
  • Porphyria, South African type
  • PPOX deficiency
  • Protoporphyrinogen oxidase deficiency
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  • I have just had my DNA report returned to find that I am a carrier of variegate porphyia as is my daughter. We both are asymptomatic. I am not South African Dutch. How many second generation and now third generation Americans are diagnosed yearly? If I have never had symptoms (age 65), will I have symptoms? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Porphyria variegata
  • Porphyria variegate
  • Porphyria, South African type
  • PPOX deficiency
  • Protoporphyrinogen oxidase deficiency
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.