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Erythropoietic porphyria (EP) is a rare inborn error of porphyrin-heme synthesis inherited that is as an autosomal recessive trait. Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP; OMIM #, also called G√ľnther disease) is a rare, autosomal recessive porphyria. It results from. Gunther disease, also known as congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP), uroporphyrinogen III synthase deficiency and UROS deficiency, is a congenital form.

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Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria Synonym: These include oral beta-carotene and other treatments such as activated charcoal and cholestyramine, which are used to interrupt and stop the porphyrins from being reabsorbed in the body.

These metabolites are then oxidized to uroporphyrin I and coproporphyrin I, respectively, which are non-physiologic and pathogenic. However, dermatologists and haematologists see most people congenitxl CEP and usually ask advice from a porphyria specialist centre that exist in most European countries. For clarity, excerpts of GeneReviews chapters for use in lab reports and clinic notes are a permitted use. What are the features of CEP? Other disorders presenting with a congenital erythropoietic porphyria CEP -like phenotype are listed in Table 3.

Gunther disease Hydroxymethylbilaneprecursor to uroporphyrinogen III. Chronic transfusions have been useful in decreasing porphyriaa bone marrow production of the phototoxic porphyrins.

Gunther disease – Wikipedia

If an individual receives one normal gene and one gene for the disease, the person will be a carrier for the disease, and usually will not congeniyal symptoms. Pink to dark red discoloration of the urine pink or dark red urine-stained diapers are often the first sign in infants.


Hydroxymethylbilaneprecursor to uroporphyrinogen III. One report to the contrary concerns a Palestinian girl who was asymptomatic without cutaneous or hematologic signs despite having a profound deficiency in URO-synthase activity due to homozygosity for the pathogenic missense variant c. Tests in GTR by Gene. As CEP is a very rare condition, most general practitioners will have little experience of the condition.

Similarly, some brothers or sisters of the affected person may also inherit one mutated gene from one of the parents, but because they also inherit a normal gene from the other parent, they do not have CEP.


The most common UROS pathogenic variantc. Retrieved November 28, Scarring and deformities photomutilation of digits and facial features, caused by recurrent blistering, infections, and bone resorption. Surgical intervention may be indicated for severe mutilation repair of microstomia, correction of ectropion, reconstruction of the nose.

The genotype-phenotype correlations that have been established in CEP are largely determined by the amount of residual enzyme activity encoded by the specific mutated alleles. The skin lesions in these disorders do not resemble the skin lesions in CEP. X-linked sideroblastic anemias and the porphyrias.

Such testing may provide or suggest a diagnosis not previously considered e.

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The phenotypic spectrum, however, is broad and ranges from non-immune hydrops fetalis in utero to late-onset disease with only mild cutaneous manifestations in adulthood. They demonstrated long-term biochemical and clinical effectiveness of BMT performed in a severely affected, transfusion-dependent month-old female with CEP.

Other search option s Alphabetical list. Offspring of a proband. Junctional epidermolysis bullosa JEB. Causes Congenital erythropoietic porphyria is inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic condition. Affected individuals may also experience a burning sensation on their skin.


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Serial single- gene testing. A project exploring ex-vivo genetic treatment of bone marrow cells is currently in progress. In severe forms hemolytic anemia and, in particular, thrombocytopenia dominate the prognosis and greatly diminish the life expectancy of patients. Most give details about all the forms of porphyria.

As it is so rare, the exact number of people affected by CEP is not clear. Ocular involvement in two coongenital congenital erythropoietic porphyria. There is a constant risk of the lesions becoming infected but generally this is controlled by antibiotic therapy.

erythrkpoietic Presymptomatic diagnosis is warranted in relatives at risk for initiation of early intervention no phototherapy, strict sun protection and future monitoring for signs of hemolytic anemia.

Affected individuals are also sensitive to sunlight that passes through window glass that does not filter long-wave UVA or visible light as well as to light from artificial light sources.

Reflectant sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. It is realistic to anticipate significant progress with this research during the next decade. Red urine may be observed from infancy, and the teeth become stained red. Photomutilation and transfusion dependent anemia are common complications. Unfortunately, it is not free to produce. Pathogenic variants in this gene are also observed erythropoiefic CCCC ].