variegate porphyria

[ vârē-ĭ-gāt′ ]

n.

A hereditary disorder characterized by abdominal pain, neuropsychiatric abnormalities, dermal sensitivity to light and mechanical trauma, and increased fecal excretion of protoporphyrin and coproporphyrin.

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