Administration of diethylstilbestrol, diethylstilbestrol diphosphate, testosterone propionate and 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone-n-caproate did not alter the urinary excretion values for coproporphyrin, uroporphyrin, porphobilinogen and delta aminolevulinic acid in nonporphyric subjects. In 1 patient with latent porphyria a slight increase of δ-ALA was observed after diethylstilbestrol but PBG and porphyrin excretion were unaffected. This individual had received stilbestrol previously over a 2 year period.
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From the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, nesota . Aided in part bg a grant from the U.S.P.H.S. and by the John am! Mary Porphyria Research Fund of the Dept. of Medicine, Unimrsity 4 Minnesota. Received fot pub&cation Jan. 9, 1964.