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Keywords:

  • congenital erythropoietic porphyria;
  • Gunther's disease;
  • photosensitivity;
  • porphyrias

Congenital erythropoietic porphyria (Gunther's disease) is one of the least common porphyrias. This article describes the life and career of Hans Gunther (after whom the disease is named), his contributions to the field of porphyrias and the current understanding of Gunther's disease.