A 50-year-old male presents with a blistering rash on the
dorsum of his hands on exposure to sunlight.
He drinks 30 units of alcohol per week and smokes 15
cigarettes per day.
On examination of his hands there are blisters, erosions
scars and milia. The skin is pigmented and fragile. There are no signs of
chronic liver disease and his liver and spleen are not palpable.
Investigations show normal haematology and routine
Serum ferritin 1200 micrograms per litre
Genetic testing shows homozygosity for C282Y
In this patient the most effective treatment of the skin
condition would be:
Low dose chloroquine