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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Metabolic diseases

Porphyria cutanea tarda


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 30 April 2012, last major update April 2012
Copyright: (c) 2004-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Most common type of porphyria, due to deficiency of uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (Wikipedia)

Micro description
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● Needle-shaped inclusions within hepatocytes (Liver 1990;10:185)

Electron microscopy description
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● Needle-shaped inclusions within hepatocytes

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