oa South African Medical Journal - Reduction of porphyrin excretion in porphyria variegata by propranolol - a case report

Volume 50, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



DL-Propranolol was shown to reduce the elevated urinary excretion of porphyrins and their precursors in a patient with variegate porphyria and to improve the patient's symptoms during attacks of the disease.

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