TITLE

66-Year-Old Woman With Painless Vesicular Lesions

AUTHOR(S)
Bardia, Aditya; Swanson, Elizabeth A.; Thomas, Kris G.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2009, Vol. 84 Issue 7, p639
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the condition of a 66-year-old woman with a one month history of painless vesicular lesions on her hands. The patient's urine appears red-tinged with her first morning void. A tense blister on the lateral surface of the left index finger of the patient was revealed on physical examination. A pattern suggestive of Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) was found after checking urine and fecal stool samples for porphyrin subanalysis.
ACCESSION #
42999325

 

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