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PCT

abbreviation for PRIMARY CARE TRUST.
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There also are reports of patients on voriconazole developing tense bullae that are suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda but with normal porphyrin levels, he said.
Porphyria cutanea tarda. Aust J Dermatol 2000;41:197-208.
Deferoxamine is an efficient treatment for porphyria cutanea tarda in end-stage renal disease patients.
HCV infection is associated with various extrahepatic manifestations involving kidneys, bones, muscles, nerves, gastrointestinal tract and skin.4 Cryoglobulinemia, Lichen planus, pruritus and porphyria cutanea tarda are the most frequently associated skin manifestation of HCV while less common features include polyarteritis nodosa, urticaria, vitiligo, thrombocytopenic purpura, sjorgens syndrome, erythema multiforme and necrolytic erythema.4-7
Porphyria cutanea tarda, or the uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase deficiency diseases.
* Porphyria cutanea tarda is an absolute contraindication.
They include chloracne; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; soft tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma); Hodgkin's disease; porphyria cutanea tarda; multiple myeloma; respiratory cancers, including cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus; prostate cancer; acute and subacute transient peripheral neuropathy; Type 2 diabetes; and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Drug-induced photosensitivity reactions can be mimicked by polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis, pellagra and rarely by porphyria cutanea tarda and lupus erythematosus.
Classification and main clinical features of the porphyrias [Taken from: Kauppinen, 2005] Type of Main Clinical Porphyria Symptoms Acute Porphyrias Acute Intermittent Porphyria Acute Attacks Hereditary Coproporphyria Acute attacks and skin fragility Variegate Porphyria Acute attacks and skin fragility Aminolevulinate Acute attacks and/or Dehydratase peripheral neuropathy Deficiency Porphyria Non Acute Porphyrias Congenital Erythropoietic Severe photosensitivity Porphyria and haemolysis Erythropoietic Photosensitivity Protoporphyria and liver damage Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Skin fragility and chronic liver disease Table 2.
They include chronic lymphocytic leukemia, soft-tissue sarcoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, chloracne, respiratory or prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, peripheral neuropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, type 2 diabetes or spina bifida.
The Sunday Mail revealed last week how Reggie Myles, 62, saw his wrinkles disappear and his grey hair grow back brown during treatment for porphyria cutanea tarda.We stepped in to help Reggie, of Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, when he told us council workers sent him a bus card with another man's picture - four times.