• An 8-year-old boy with erythropoietic protoporphyria had a marked decrease in photosensitivity symptoms after several transfusions with washed, packed RBCs. The reduction in photosensitivity was associated with a decline in free erythrocyte protoporphyrin levels.
(Arch Dermatol 117:99-101, 1981)
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