Erythropoietic porphyria (EP) is a rare inborn error of porphyrin-heme synthesis inherited that is as an autosomal recessive trait. Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP; OMIM #, also called Günther disease) is a rare, autosomal recessive porphyria. It results from. Gunther disease, also known as congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP), uroporphyrinogen III synthase deficiency and UROS deficiency, is a congenital form.

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Referral to an expert porphyria center is recommended for expert diagnosis, care and genetic counseling — see Resources, The Porphyrias Consortium. Autologous as well as allogeneic stem cell transplants have been performed successfully [ Erythorpoietic et alTezcan et alHarada et alShaw et alDupuis-Girod et alTaibjee et alFaraci et al erythropooietic. Vitamin D supplementation is advised as affected individuals are predisposed to vitamin D insufficiency due to sun avoidance.

While isomer I porphyrins are predominant, isomer III porphyrins are also increased. Alone we are rare.

Congenital erythropoietic porphyyria associated with myelodysplasia presenting in a year-old man: All of their daughters, who will be heterozygotes carriers and can be either asymptomatic or have a milder phenotype with predominantly hematologic abnormalities due to erythropoietiv X-inactivation [ Phillips et alDi Pierro et al ]. Data are compiled from the following standard references: Porphura actually means “purple pigment”, which, in suggestion, the color that the body fluid changes when a person has Gunther’s disease.

Amniotic fluid appears red to dark brown.

Gunther disease

In a patient with Gunther disease, Deybach et al. Monitor hepatic function and vitamin D OH every six to twelve months in all patients. Some or all of the following measures may be needed:. Splenomegaly usually develops secondary to hemolysis and can also lead to thrombocytopenia and leukopenia.

Research is underway to cure CEP with gene therapy. Hereditary coproporphyria Harderoporphyria Variegate porphyria Erythropoietic protoporphyria. The most common symptom of CEP is hypersensitivity of the skin to sunlight congenita some types of artificial light photosensitivitywith blistering of the skin occurring after exposure. Suggestive Findings Congenital erythropoietic porphyria CEP should be suspected in individuals with the following clinical and laboratory findings.


You can help by adding to it. Related Genetic Counseling Issues See Management, Evaluation of Relatives at Risk for information on evaluating at-risk relatives for the purpose of early diagnosis and treatment.

Splenectomy is often indicated.

Health care resources for this disease Expert centres Diagnostic tests 46 Patient organisations 53 Orphan drug s 6. Isomer I porphyrinogens are pathogenic when they accumulate in large amounts and are auto-oxidized to their corresponding porphyrins [ Piomelli et alPoh-Fitzpatrick et al ]. Diagnosis is based on the evidence of a massive accumulation of isomeric I porphyrins in the urine and blood. A bonus to all MIMmatch users is the option to sign up for updates on new gene-phenotype relationships.

Similarly, some brothers or sisters of the affected person may also inherit one mutated gene from one of the parents, but because they also inherit a normal gene from the other parent, they do not have CEP. More severely affected individuals are transfusion dependent. EBS caused by pathogenic variants in KRT5 or KRT14 is usually inherited in an autosomal dominant manner; in rare families, especially those with consanguinityit can be inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.

Sun protection using protective clothing including long sleeves, gloves, and wide-brimmed hats. Carrier Heterozygote Detection Molecular genetic testing of at-risk female relatives to determine their genetic status is most informative if the GATA1 pathogenic variant has been identified in the proband. Protection from phototoxic injury during surgery and endoscopy in erythropoietic protoporphyria. Cys73Argis observed in about one third of individuals with CEP.

All studies receiving U. When URO-synthase activity is deficient, HMB accumulates primarily in the erythron and is non-enzymatically converted to uroporphyrinogen I. Signs of congenital erythropoietic porphyria.

Prenatal Porpyhria Uroporphyrinogen III cosynthetase is expressed in cultured amniotic cells so that prenatal diagnosis is possible Deybach et al.


Affected Populations CEP is a very rare genetic disorder that affects males and females in equal numbers. News and articles Systemic messenger Erytjropoietic as an etiological treatment for acute intermittent porphyria. The bone marrow contains much larger amounts of porphyrins mostly uroporphyrin I and coproporphyrin I than other tissues and hemolysis is almost always present in persons with CEP.

Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (CEP) | European Porphyria Network

See Molecular Genetics for information on allelic variants detected in this gene. It is estimated that about 1 in every 2 — 3 million people conenital affected by CEP. Molecular genetic testing of at-risk female relatives to determine their genetic status is most informative if the GATA1 pathogenic variant has been identified in the proband.

Genes and Por;hyria for chromosome locus and protein. People who have one type of porphyria do not develop the other types, however, rare patients have had two different porphyrias. One patient with a phenotype suggestive of congenital erythropoietic anemia was found to have a mutation in the GATA1 gene Since the chromosomal assignment and molecular genetics of congenital erythropoietic porphyria have been determined, prenatal diagnosis by genetic analysis is possible Lim and Cohen, Cabrol 9 December The most dramatic form of genetic porphyria is that which was early recognized as an inborn error of metabolism by Gunther Dean, Variations from this GeneReview in ClinVar.

Most other forms of genetic porphyria are dominantly inherited, Prevention of primary manifestations: Turning intracellular homeostasis of human uroporphyrinogen III synthase by enzyme engineering at a single hotspot of congenital erythropoietic porphyria. Skip to main content. Surgical intervention may be indicated for severe mutilation repair of microstomia, correction of ectropion, reconstruction of the nose.