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Variegate porphyria in Western Australian Aboriginal patients

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Background:  Survivors of shipwrecks along the Western Australian coast may have introduced a mutation for variegate porphyria into the Aboriginal population prior to first settlement.

Keywords: mutation analysis; porphyria; variegate porphyria

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Biochemistry Section, Pathcentre, QE II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia and 2: Department of Genetics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Publication date: 2002-09-01

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