Shaik Salma Sultana*, Sai Kiran Anem1, Shaik Shafi2
Jagan’s College of Pharmacy, Jangala kandriga, SPSR Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
A B S T R A C T
The Porphyrias are a group of seven rare genetic disorders. They are called the porphyrias because they cause accumulation of chemicals called porphyrins (purple-red pigments named from the Greek for purple); or the simpler chemicals (ALA and PBG), which are used by the body to make porphyrins. In each porphyria a specific enzyme, which is needed to complete each step on the pathway to produce Haem (a red pigment containing iron and porphyrin), is deficient. As a result these porphyrins accumulate causing severe medical problems. The type of porphyria varies according to the enzyme/step which is affected.
Keywords: Porphyria cutanea tarda, porphyria, plumboporphyria.