Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

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Free board review question of the week on porphyria cutanea tarda

This week’s free board review question…A 56-year-old former intravenous drug user has a positive hepatitis C antibody during screening. Reflex polymerase chain reaction detected hepatitis C viremia. His physical examination shows lesions suggestive of porphyria cutanea tarda (see Figure). Figure. What initial treatment should be offered to this patient? Answer Options hydroxychloroquine deferoxamine blood transfusion elbasvir/grazoprevir And the answer is … Read More