Erythropoietic (Congenital) Porphyria in a Bantu Girl
The case here presented is of congenital porphyria occurring in a three-year-old Bantu girl of the Bapedi tribe. This is the second case of this rare type of porphyria recorded in the Bantu of Southern Africa. The patient was admitted to the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital from a district clinic on 6th December, 1955, with a provisional diagnosis of scurvy. The history was that she had had measles a few weeks previously, and two weeks before admission developed weakness and tenderness of the legs and could not walk.
Full Text LinksBaxter, B. (1958) Erythropoietic (Congenital) Porphyria in a Bantu Girl, CAJM vol. 4, no. 4. (pp. 148-159) UZ (formerly University College Rhodesia), Harare (formerly Salisbury) : Faculty of Medicine.
Faculty of Medicine, Central African Journal of Medicine (CAJM), University College of Rhodesia (now University of Zimbabwe)
University of Zimbabwe (UZ) (formerly University College of Rhodesia)