Porphyria cutanea tarda primarily affects the skin. People with the condition develop photosensitivity, which means that sunlight makes the condition worse, often causing painful blisters to form on the skin.
When we have a client with the following condition: porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)
Signs and symptoms for porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)
- The disease is characterized by onycholysis and blistering of the skin in areas that receive higher levels of exposure to sunlight
- Blisters develop on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the hands and face. The skin in these areas may blister or peel after minor trauma
Is porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) contagious?
No, "porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)" is NOT contagious!