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February 1981

Transfusion Therapy in a Patient With Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Bechtel and Hodge) and Pediatrics (Dr Bertolone), University of Louisville.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):99-101. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020041022

• 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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