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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 972162, 2 pages
Case Report

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda with Constrictive Pericarditis: A Rare Association

1Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital and Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar 143001, India
2Punjab Civil Medical Services, Amritsar 143001, India
3Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Government Medical College, Amritsar 143001, India
4Department of Medicine, Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital and Medical College, Amritsar 143001, India

Received 17 December 2011; Accepted 24 January 2012

Academic Editors: A. A. Navarini and K. E. Sharquie

Copyright © 2012 Kaur Jasleen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Porphyria cutanea tarda(PCT) is characterised by photosensitivity and bulla formation on photoexposed parts which heals with scaring and pigmentation. PCT is frequently associated with diabetes mellitus, lupus erythematosus and hepetitis C virus infection. We are reporting and Indian patient of PCT associated with pericarditis which is very rare.