The Werewolf Legend and its Medical Background

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There are several skin diseases that are exacerbated and/or precipitated with sunlight – lupus, rosacea, pellagra, and porphyria among others- from which a specific subtype of porphyria is the basis of the Werewolf Legend. I’m talking here about Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria or Günther’s disease, a very rare (less than 100-200 cases) and severe form of porphyria where there is a lack of a specific enzyme in the bone ...

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