Porphyrias : About

This is a group of inherited disorders involving abnormalities in the production of heme pigments (the base material responsible for hemoglobin/red blood cell pigment) and myoglobin (reddish muscle cell pigment). Symptoms "¢ Red urine "¢ Sensitivity to sunlight "¢ Blister (bulla) formation on exposure to sunlight "¢ Skin swelling (edema) on exposure to sunlight "¢ Photodermatitis "¢ Crampy abdominal pain (may be extremely severe)