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Erythropoietic protoporphyria


Other Names for this Disease
  • Erythrohepatic protoporphyria
  • EPP
  • Heme synthetase deficiency
  • Ferrochelatase deficiency
  • Autosomal erythropoietic protoporphyria
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  • I have been affected by erythropoietic protoporphyria since 1981. I have the same symptoms today as I did back in 1981. Does this disease stay the same all your life or can it get worse with time? Click here for answer

  • Can you please tell me if it is possible to have gene therapy for my condition? What would gene therapy entail? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Erythrohepatic protoporphyria
  • EPP
  • Heme synthetase deficiency
  • Ferrochelatase deficiency
  • Autosomal erythropoietic protoporphyria
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.