What are the symptoms of porphyria cutanea tarda?

What are the symptoms of porphyria cutanea tarda?

Common symptoms include:

  • blisters on skin that’s exposed to the sun, including the hands, face, and arms.
  • photosensitivity, which means your skin is sensitive to the sun.
  • thin or fragile skin.
  • increased hair growth, usually on the face.
  • crusting and scarring of the skin.
  • redness, swelling, or itching of the skin.

What is the ICD 10 code for porphyria cutanea tarda?

ICD-10 code: E80. 1 Porphyria cutanea tarda – gesund.bund.de.

What causes PCT?

PCT occurs when the body’s ability to make UROD is interrupted. PCT can be caused by hepatitis C, HIV, and excessive alcohol consumption. Some drugs containing estrogen, such as oral contraceptive pills or prostate cancer treatments, can also lead to a build-up of porphyrins in the blood, liver, and skin.

Who is at risk for porphyria?

Who is more likely to get porphyria? Acute porphyria is more common in females than in males and often begins when people are between the ages of 15 and 45. Among types of cutaneous porphyria, porphyria cutanea tarda most often develops in people older than age 40, usually men.

What is the ICD 10 code for secondary hyperparathyroidism?

Secondary hyperparathyroidism of renal origin N25. 81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

What is the treatment for porphyria cutanea tarda?

Excessive intake of iron whether through supplements or foods that are rich in iron

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Having an infection caused by a virus such as HIV or Hepatitis C
  • Smoking
  • The inability to filter the blood for long term kidney failure called hemodialysis
  • Estrogen used in prostate cancer treatment and in oral contraceptives
  • What causes porphyria cutanea tarda?

    Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) typically is acquired rather than inherited, although the enzyme deficiency may be inherited. Certain triggers that impact enzyme production — such as too much iron in the body, liver disease, estrogen medication, smoking or excessive alcohol use — can cause symptoms.

    What does porphyria cutanea tarda stand for?

    Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is the most common form of chronic hepatic porphyria (see this term). It is characterized by bullous photodermatitis.

    How is porphyria cutanea tarda diagnosed?

    PCT may be clinically suspected but should always be confirmed by laboratory tests. Examination of the urine with a Wood’s lamp may reveal coral pink fluorescence due to excessive porphyrins. A skin biopsy can be helpful to distinguish PCT from other blistering conditions.