Case Report

A Hepatitis C Virus Infection Diagnosed by Cutaneous Manifestations of Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

  • Ülker Gül
  • Seçil Soylu
  • Arzu Kılıç
  • Müzeyyen Gönül
  • Seher Bilgili
  • Burcu Gönen
  • Levent Albayrak

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2009;3(1):0-0


The role of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection for the clinical presentation of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) remains conflicting. HCV may alter the metabolism of porphyrin in genetically predisposed individuals, and/or the treatment of HCV can trigger PCT. Here in this report, a case of PCT that introduced the diagnosis of HCV is presented. We suggest that HCV infection should be searched in all patients with PCT.

Keywords: porphyria cutanea tarda, hepatitis C virus, chronic hepatitis