Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 3rd, 1997
"This could be related to hepatic changes induced by the viruses," researcher Bernard Cribier and colleagues wrote ("Abnormal Urinary Coproporphyrin Levels in Patients Infected by HCV With or Without HIV," Archives of Dermatology, December 1996;132:1448-1504). "Our results do not support the hypothesis of a direct viral effect on the porphyrin metabolism. Infection with HIV, HCV, or both may be a major triggering factor, but is not sufficient to induce porphyria."
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