porphyria cutanea tarda

noun
porphyria cu·​ta·​nea tar·​da | \ -kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-ə-ˈtärd-ə How to pronounce porphyria cutanea tarda (audio) \

Medical Definition of porphyria cutanea tarda

: a common porphyria that is marked by an excess of uroporphyrin caused by an enzyme deficiency chiefly of the liver and that is characterized especially by skin lesions produced by exposure to light, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and hypertrichosis

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“Porphyria cutanea tarda.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/porphyria%20cutanea%20tarda. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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