oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Erytbropoietic (congenital) porphyria in a Bantu girl

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The case presented is of a Bantu girl of three years suffering from congenital porphyria. All the classical signs of the disease were present. Porphyrin excretion was high. Following splenectomy, the haemolytic anaemia was improved and porphyrin excretion lowered.

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