Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Presenting as Erythema-multiforme Like Lesions

  • Niraj Parajuli Department of dermatology and venereology, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal,
  • Harendra Kumar Jha Chitwan Hospital, Bharatpur, Nepal
  • Marcel F Jonkman University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Dermatology, Groningen, the Netherlands


Porphyria cutaneatarda, is the most common type of porphyria.It is characterized by defective uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase enzyme.It presents with erosion, bulla with milia formation and sometimes with hypertrichosis and abnormal pigmentation mostly on the photo-exposed sites. A urine fluorescence of coral red color helps in the diagnosis. Here, we present a rare case of porphyria cutanea tarda in a 15 years old male who presented with multiple targetoid plaques.
Keywords: Erythema-multiforme; porphyria cutanea tarda; targetoid.

How to Cite
ParajuliN., JhaH. K., & JonkmanM. F. (2019). Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Presenting as Erythema-multiforme Like Lesions. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 17(01), 119-121. https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v17i01.1132