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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 320-322

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (Report of three cases)

M Shafi, ML Khatri 
 Department of Dermatology, Central Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Al-Fateh University of Medical Science, Tripoli, Libya

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Three Libyan patients developing clinical manifestations of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) at 5 years, 7 years and 3 years of age are reported. All of them had variable degree of photosensitivity leading to pitted scarring. Red blood cells In peripheral blood smear revealed positive pink fluorescence in all. First patient responded well with chloroquine therapy and the 3rd patient showed improvement with oral beta-carotene therapy, but the second patient did not show significant response to either.

How to cite this article:
Shafi M, Khatri M L. Erythropoietic protoporphyria (Report of three cases).Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:320-322

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Shafi M, Khatri M L. Erythropoietic protoporphyria (Report of three cases). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1995 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];61:320-322
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