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Skin question - skin lesions and alcohol use

inpatient/ ER/ clinic/ other -> clinic
patient profile -> 39 yo male, recurrent development of
vesicular and bullous lesions at sun-exposed areas
relevant hx -> eruption of these lesions coincides with
alcohol consumption
question -> what wouldyou expect this patient to have
A increase in urine porphobilinogen
B hx of abdominal pain
C colorless urine during attacks
D decrease in rbc urobilinogen decarboxylase
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the ans is d..decr in rbc urop.decarboxylase!
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yup, what is the diagnosis
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Default Check the option D. in the question ?

Well, in my knowledge, the answer must be a Decrease in RBC Uroporphyrinogen Decaroboxylase, thereby leading to Porphyria Cutanea Tarda - But the option tht u gave as D. is a decrease in RBC uroBILONOGEN decarboxylase .. so i'm kind of confused .. did u type it correct or am i incorrect .. ???
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Porphyria cutanea Tarda....
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Definitely D.
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