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vampire syndrome disease

Dracula is described as being nocturnal (night creatures) who always avoid the sun. The depiction is similar to the symptoms of porphyria, a blood disorder in the production of hemoglobin pigment.
Porphyria is a disorder in the production of pigment porphyrin, which gives color to the hemoglobin. Symptoms that appear vary depending on its type, but in general characterized by porphyrin accumulation caused by excessive production.

Porphyria and prophyrin word itself comes from Greek, meaning the color purple porphyrus. As the name implies, this disorder can lead to urine and some body parts become purple. Continue reading