This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal circulating porphyrin concentration||0010472|
|Abnormal urinary color||
Abnormal urinary colour
Abnormal urine color[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Pain in stomach
Stomach pain[ more ]
|Abnormal blistering of the skin||
Blisters[ more ]
|Abnormality of skin pigmentation||
Abnormal skin color
Abnormal skin pigmentation
Abnormality of pigmentation
Pigmentary skin changes
Pigmentation anomaly[ more ]
Photosensitive skin rashes
Sensitivity to sunlight
Sun sensitivity[ more ]
Tiredness[ more ]
|Nausea and vomiting||0002017|
Skin itching[ more ]
Trouble sleeping[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
Sensory hallucination[ more ]
Pins and needles feeling
Tingling[ more ]
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnoses include, when patients present with acute attacks, Guillain-Barré syndrome (see this term) and all causes of acute abdominal pain, and, when patients present with cutaneous signs, photodermatoses.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
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I would like to be tested for porphyria. How is this condition diagnosed? Is genetic testing available? See answer
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