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Porphyrias

"Porphyrias" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A diverse group of metabolic diseases characterized by errors in the biosynthetic pathway of HEME in the LIVER, the BONE MARROW, or both. They are classified by the deficiency of specific enzymes, the tissue site of enzyme defect, or the clinical features that include neurological (acute) or cutaneous (skin lesions). Porphyrias can be hereditary or acquired as a result of toxicity to the hepatic or erythropoietic marrow tissues.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Porphyrias" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Porphyrias" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 18 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1990 and 2008 and 2014
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