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Porphyrea Cytanea Tarda (PCT) is one possible cause besides hemochromatosis.
The underlying defect is an enzyme deficiency in the liver.
Another hereditary condition called ferroportin mutation can cause iron overload.
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How will her dr. test for these other possibilities?
Plasma porphyrin levels can be checked to diagnose PCT
Checking for genetic mutations for ferroportin
Also transferrin receptor 2 mutation.
Will she suffer terrible damage to her organs because the levels are so high?
unlikely since she is getting phlebotomies
A liver biopsy can be considered since this is major organ that may get affected .