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Carotenemia induced by iron deficiency.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jan 28;14(1). Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Hospital, Suita, Osaka, Japan.

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January 2021

Pain and Pigmentation: A Puzzling Presentation.

Gastroenterology 2021 03 20;160(4):1034-1036. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Westmead Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Electronic address:

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A Case of β-Carotenemia Misdiagnosed as Jaundice by the Bilirubin Oxidase Method.

J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 2019 ;65(5):451-454

KSO Corporation.

Serum bilirubin measurement is necessary to accurately distinguish jaundice from carotenemia. A 59.8-y old Japanese male showed symptoms of yellow skin pigmentation as a result of β-carotenemia. Read More

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Carotenemia: A Case Report.

Cureus 2019 Jul 23;11(7):e5218. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Internal Medicine, John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, USA.

Carotenemia is a condition characterized by yellow-orange discoloration of the skin usually secondary to excessive ingestion of foods rich in carotene. It occurs in the absence of yellow discoloration of the sclera. Carotenemia is a benign condition; hence, further diagnostic testing is unnecessary. Read More

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Betacarotenemia with isolated nose involvement in a child: a case report.

Arch Argent Pediatr 2019 10;117(5):e502-e504

Public Health Institution, Child and Adolescent Health Department, Ankara, Turkey.

Carotenemia is generally benign and usually caused by excessive intake of beta-carotene rich food. This clinical presentation can occur in any age group but frequently occurs in children. We report a rare case of carotenemia with an isolated involvement of the nose and presented in order to remind carotenemia in the differential diagnosis of jaundice. Read More

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October 2019

Orangechrome Due to Carotenemia Presenting as Trichrome Vitiligo.

J Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jul/Aug;22(4):422

1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

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December 2018

Orangeness-Peeling Back the Myths Behind Carotenemia.

JAMA Dermatol 2017 09;153(9):873

University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, Gainesville.

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September 2017

Carotenemia and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Seeing Is Believing.

Warren R Heymann

Skinmed 2016;14(2):123-4. Epub 2016 Apr 1.

Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Dermatology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Marlton, NJ;

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September 2018

Carotenemia and hepatomegaly in an atopic child on an exclusion diet for a food allergy.

Australas J Dermatol 2017 Feb 22;58(1):42-44. Epub 2015 Oct 22.

Waitakere Hospital, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

Eczema is a frequent childhood manifestation and a few atopic children are allergic to certain foods or aeroallergens. Anxious parents of atopic children often have a fear of topical steroid-related side-effects, and some may try a range of elimination diets to avoid allergies. Elimination diets increase the risk of anaphylaxis on re-exposure to previously tolerated foods from the loss of oral tolerance. Read More

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February 2017

Systemic AL amyloidosis with unusual cutaneous presentation unmasked by carotenoderma.

Amyloid 2014 Mar 15;21(1):57-61. Epub 2013 Nov 15.

Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine, General University Hospital , Prague , Czech Republic .

We present a case study of an elderly woman with systemic lambda-type AL amyloidosis that featured unusually extensive cutaneous involvement. The case initially presented with a sudden hyper β-carotenemia with carotenoderma that instigated the clinical examination including skin biopsy. A diagnosis of systemic amyloidosis was made. Read More

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Yellow palms and soles: A rare skin manifestation in diabetes mellitus.

Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2013 Oct;17(Suppl 1):S299-300

Department of Endocrinology, Synergy Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Carotenemia with its yellowish-red tint is found in diabetes. The frequency of this phenomenon is unknown and the relationship between skin color and blood carotenoid level is controversial. Frequently the suspicion of diabetes arising from inspection of the skin color is in fact confirmed by the usual laboratory tests. Read More

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October 2013

Diet in dermatology: revisited.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010 Mar-Apr;76(2):103-15

Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry-605 006, India.

Diet has an important role to play in many skin disorders, and dermatologists are frequently faced with the difficulty of separating myth from fact when it comes to dietary advice for their patients. Patients in India are often anxious about what foods to consume, and what to avoid, in the hope that, no matter how impractical or difficult this may be, following this dictum will cure their disease. There are certain disorders where one or more components in food are central to the pathogenesis, e. Read More

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September 2010

Yellow skin discoloration associated with sorafenib use for treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma.

South Med J 2007 Mar;100(3):328-30

New York Medical College, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, 600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY 10466, USA.

This report describes a patient with metastatic kidney cancer who developed a deep yellow skin discoloration while on therapy with the oral multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), sorafenib. A significant hand-foot syndrome, featuring acral skin desquamation and tender erythema at pressure points, was also present. A thorough clinicolaboratory investigation did not reveal any evidence of jaundice, B12 deficiency, anemia, carotenemia, hypothyroidism, or any other disorder of endocrine or metabolic etiology. Read More

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Carotenemia in infancy and its association with prevalent feeding practices.

Pediatr Dermatol 2006 Nov-Dec;23(6):571-3

Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Carotenemia in infancy is a relatively rare but benign condition, invariably of dietary origin, that can be confused with jaundice. It is characterized by an abnormal yellowish orange pigmentation of the skin, most prominently seen in the palms, soles, and naso-labial folds. Infant feeding patterns have shown an increasing trend toward the usage of homogenized and pureed vegetables as well as meat-based commercial preparations. Read More

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October 2007

A case of carotenemia associated with ingestion of nutrient supplements.

J Dermatol 2006 Feb;33(2):132-4

Department of Dermatology and Biomolecular Recognition, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Ube, Japan.

Carotenemia is characterized by an abnormal yellowish orange pigmentation of the skin, most prominently seen on the palms and soles. Although it is associated with several disease such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and anorexia nervosa, it is caused by excessive intake of carotene-rich food such as oranges and carrots in most cases. Herein, we describe an interesting case of carotenemia in a 66-year-old female secondary to increased ingestion of oral supplements of carotene in order to improve hemorrhage in the eyeground. Read More

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February 2006

Carotenemia associated with green bean ingestion.

Pediatr Dermatol 2004 Nov-Dec;21(6):657-9

Department of Dermatology, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, USA.

Carotenemia is a condition characterized by yellow discoloration of the skin and elevated blood carotene levels. Excessive and prolonged ingestion of carotene-rich, yellow- or orange-colored foods such as carrots and winter squash is the most common cause, but more rarely it may be associated with consumption of other foods as well as with hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, anorexia nervosa, liver disease, or kidney disease. Though not uncommon in children, there are few reports in the pediatric literature since its early descriptions in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Read More

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Cutis 2003 Jun;71(6):441-2, 448

Dermatology, New Jersey Medical School, 185 S Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103-2714, USA.

Carotenemia is a common benign pediatric condition of yellowing of the skin and elevated beta-carotene levels in the blood. The condition is usually caused by excessive beta-carotene intake but is also more rarely associated with a few serious metabolic disorders. Carotenemia caused by high beta-carotene intake does not have serious sequelae; discoloration remits with dietary modification. Read More

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Carotenoderma in metabolic carotenemia.

Indian Pediatr 1997 Nov;34(11):1032-4

Department of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore.

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November 1997

[Carotenemia. Report of 11 cases].

Q Xie Z Xie Z Jian Z Cao

Hunan Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 1997 ;22(6):inside back cover

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Metabolic carotenemia and carotenoderma in a child.

Acta Derm Venereol 1995 Jan;75(1):70-1

Department of Dermatology, County Hospital, Kristianstad, Sweden.

We describe a 3-year-old girl with long-standing yellow discoloration of her skin and a 3-fold increase in the plasma carotenoid concentration compared to normal, but no history of excessive carotene intake or familial carotenemia. When put on a carotene-deficient diet for 8 months she still had some remaining yellow discoloration in the nasolabial folds and on the palms and soles. The results of an oral loading with beta-carotene (1 mg/kg) provide indirect evidence that the girl's carotenemia is due to a probably genetic defect in the metabolism of carotenoids. Read More

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January 1995

Hyper-beta-carotenemia unrelated to diet: a case of brain tumor.

Int J Vitam Nutr Res 1995 ;65(1):21-3

Nutrition Service, Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain.

In addition to the provitamin A function of some carotenoids, many of them exhibit antioxidant activity. Epidemiological studies show that high serum levels and/or elevated intake of carotenoids have a protector effect against several chronic and degenerative diseases. We determined the levels and studied the behavior of the major carotenoids and retinol in serum of a brain tumor patient receiving standard (carotenoid-free) artificial enteral nutrition for eight months. Read More

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October 1995

[Molecular genetic study of cystic fibrosis in the Chilean population. Relationship to its clinical expression].

Rev Med Chil 1993 Nov;121(11):1233-9

Unidad de Genética, Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, Santiago de Chile.

Aiming to establish a genotype-phenotype relationship and to search a clinical expression in heterozygotes, 25 Chilean subjects with Cystic Fibrosis and 165 relatives were subjected to a clinical-molecular study. The most common mutations found worldwide were studied: delta F-508, G-542X, N-1303K, R-553X and G551D. Clinical and laboratory assessment comprised chest X-rays, spirometry, clinical evaluation, nutritional assessment, sweat test and carotenemia. Read More

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November 1993

A correlation between carotenemia and biliary dyskinesia.

T Nishimura

J Dermatol 1993 May;20(5):287-92

Nishimura Clinic, Tokorozawa, Japan.

The interrelationship between carotenemia and biliary dyskinesia was studied in eighty-two biliary dyskinesia patients and twenty-seven normal subjects. Incidence of serum carotene levels of more than 300 micrograms/dl was more frequent in biliary dyskinesia patients without liver damage or hyperlipemia. Among the carotenemia patients, no dietary cases were found, but metabolic and hyperlipemic ones were observed. Read More

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[Beta-carotene, vitamin A and carrier proteins in thyroid diseases].

Acta Med Austriaca 1993 ;20(1-2):17-20

Internen Abteilung, Krankenhauses der Barmherzigen Brüder Graz-Eggenberg.

The conversion of beta-carotene (provitamin A) to 2 molecules of vitamin A (retinol) is accelerated by thyroxine and hyperthyroidism, respectively. The characteristic yellow tint of the skin in hypothyroidism is due to hyper-beta-carotenemia. Both in hyper- and hypothyroidism in a retinol deficiency has been observed in literature. Read More

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Cesk Pediatr 1991 May;46(5):275-7

Dĕtská klinika Institutu pro dalsí vzdĕlávání lékarů a farmaceutů Praha.

The authors demonstrate two infants with a yellow skin coloration which developed as a result of excessive dietary carotenoid intake. The yellow coloration, contrary to jaundice, did not affect the sclerae. Elevated blood carotenoid levels were found and a temporary increase of aminotransferases. Read More

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IgA antigliadin antibodies, cellobiose/mannitol sugar test, and carotenemia in the diagnosis of and screening for celiac disease.

Am J Gastroenterol 1991 Mar;86(3):309-11

Istituto di Scienze Mediche, University of Milan, Italy.

Serum IgA antigliadin antibodies (IgAAGA) assay, cellobiose/mannitol sugar permeability test (ST), and carotenemia were evaluated prospectively as diagnostic tests in 60 consecutive adult patients with suspected celiac disease (CD). CD was confirmed histologically in 26 patients. IgAAGA, ST, and carotenemia had a sensitivity of 65. Read More

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