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Haem arginate in acute hereditary coproporphyria.
  1. D J Manning,
  2. T A Gray
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.


    An 11 year old boy presented with severe acute hereditary coproporphyria. Despite supportive measures his condition deteriorated after admission. Haem arginate, started two days after presentation, produced appreciable inhibition of porphyrin precursor overproduction and clinical improvement.

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