Porphyria Awareness

Porphyria is a hereditary liver disease affecting hemoglobin. The disease can affect the skin and theNervous System. Because of this, the person burns in the sun, has thin hair, their receded gums give the appearance of fangs, and injecting or just plain drinking blood can help with symptoms. As you can imagine, the appearance of the sufferers made people think they were vampires. Sun exposure can cause blisters and excess hemoglobin causes the urine to turn into a reddish purple.
Two brothers with the disorder.


Why isn’t this getting enough attention? :woman_facepalming:

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No clue.

Added a couple tags broskis

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Thank you! What do you think of this?

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It’s unfortunate for the people afflicted?

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Yeah. Imagine trying to do your hair…and the blisters…

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