63 results match your criteria Carotenemia
J Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jul/Aug;22(4):422
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.
JAMA Dermatol 2017 Sep;153(9):873
University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, Gainesville.
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;
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
Cutis 2014 May;93(5):E11-2
1090 Amsterdam Ave, Ste 11D, New York, NY 10025, USA.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indian Pediatr 1997 Nov;34(11):1032-4
Department of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore.
Hunan Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao 1997 ;22(6):inside back cover
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 1989 Oct;137(10):659-61
Abteilung Kinderzahnheilkunde am Zentrum für Zahn- Mund- und Kieferheilkunde Universität Giessen.
Carotenemia and extensive caries of primary teeth were the consequence of excessive consumption of carrot products in nursing bottles in children of ages 1 to 5. The carbohydrate content of six juices available to the consumers was analysed to be 6.9 to 14. Read More
Vet Med (Praha) 1989 Sep;34(9):527-36
On investigation of beta-carotene levels in the blood plasma of 9193 cows in the first and second phases of lactation, and in the eight, ninth months, and to the tenth mid-month of their pregnancy showed the same dynamics in beta-carotinaemia development in all groups, with a wave-like tendency to decrease. The lowest beta-carotene values were recorded during the 1985-1986 winter season and in the following 1986 summer season. Beta-carotene levels also remained low during the subsequent winter and summer feeding season. Read More
Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi 1989 Jul;5(7):412-5
Carotenemia is a common disease in children, and it is mainly due to excessive intake of food enriched with carotene. A fourteen-year-old girl, whose skin had been discolored yellow for several months, was brought to Kaohsiung Medical College Hospital for examination. Physical examination revealed she had a marked yellow color skin, especially on the palms and soles; conjunctiva was not anemic; sclera was not icteric; breath and heart sounds were normal; liver and spleen were not enlarged. Read More
Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1989 Jun;119(25):918-21
Abteilung für Onkologie, Medizinische Klinik C, Kantonsspital St. Gallen.
We present 2 patients with carotenemia who also suffered from iron deficiency anemia. A causal relationship between the ingestion of excessive quantities of carrots and iron deficiency is postulated, since iron deficiency is known to be responsible for change of appetite (pica). A knowledge of this condition, which follows an indolent, reversible course, is necessary for the clinician mainly in view of the differential diagnostic aspects. Read More
Can Fam Physician 1989 Jan;35:81-3
The author discusses five infants, aged eight to 11 months, with carotenemia secondary to excessive consumption of carotene-containing foods. These infants had white sclerae in spite of yellow discoloration of the skin. Simple elimination of these foods led to clearing of the yellow skin color and normalization of serum carotene levels. Read More
Cutis 1988 Feb;41(2):100-2
University of Tennessee/Memphis, Department of Medicine 38163.
There are many possible causes of yellow-orange discoloration of the skin. It is important to ascertain the presence or absence of scleral icterus in determining the diagnosis. Yellow sclerae are found in patients with all causes of hyperbilirubinemia due to the predilection of bilirubin for elastic tissue. Read More
Am Fam Physician 1987 Jul;36(1):135-6
Int J Vitam Nutr Res 1987 ;57(4):447-52
Laboratoire de Nutrition humaine et de Neurochimie, F.S.A.A., Université Laval, Québec.
This study characterized the dietary pattern of 25 subjects with anorexia nervosa from a diet history. The patients mean age was 18 +/- 5 years and mean weight loss from preillness weight was 26%. Diets of anorectics were found to be significantly lower in total energy, reflecting a disturbance in nutrient intake when data were compared to a normal population. Read More
Ann Dermatol Venereol 1987 ;114(9):1093-6
Service de Dermatologie, CHU, Limoges.
Four cases of carotenodermia are presented, secondary to marked ingestion of carotenoid-rich vegetables. The first case was a 34 year old woman who presented with yellow palms and soles while on Weight Watchers diet. Loss of weight was accompanied by irregular menses. Read More
Adv Pediatr 1987 ;34:223-48
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am 1985 ;13(1):31-4
We describe two cases of yellowish pigmentation of the skin (xanthodermia). The first case is called carotenemia and the second case is called lycopaenemia. This condition of carotenemia had been earlier described under the names "aurantiasis" and "carotenosis" cutis. Read More
J Ark Med Soc 1984 Feb;80(9):396-7
JAMA 1983 Aug;250(6):731
Int J Dermatol 1983 Jul-Aug;22(6):376-7
JAMA 1983 Feb;249(7):926-9
Data are presented for ten women with anovulation, nine of them with amenorrhea, who have associated carotenemia. Classic explanations for carotenemia in amenorrheic patients have been weight loss or anorexia nervosa, yet carotenemia in our patients appeared to be diet induced. All patients consumed a pure or predominantly vegetarian diet; there was no intake of red meats. Read More
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 1981 Jan;20(1):25-9
Awareness of carotenemia is important to avoid confusion with jaundice and unnecessary diagnostic studies. It is surprising how little information can be found about this relatively common condition in the standard pediatric textbooks. Ingestion of excessive amounts of carrots is the usual cause of carotenemia, but it can also be associated with ingestion of many other yellow vegetables, as well as some green vegetables. Read More
IMJ Ill Med J 1980 Nov;158(5):356
Rev Chil Pediatr 1980 Sep-Oct;51(5):329-32
JAMA 1976 Dec;236(23):2603
Cutis 1976 Sep;18(3):415-21
Cutaneous signs of diabetes mellitus are extremely valuable to both the clinician and the researcher. Lesions such as necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic dermopathy, carotenemia idiopathic bullous eruptions of granuloma anulare alert the physician to consider the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. Xanthomas reflect the status of glucose and lipid metabolism. Read More
Acta Diabetol Lat 1975 May-Aug;12(3-4):202-7
Carotenemia with its yellowish-red tint is found in diabetes. The frequency of this phenomenon is unknown and the relationship between skin colour and blood carotenoid level is controversial. Frequently the suspicion of diabetes arising from inspection of the skin colour is in fact confirmed by the usual laboratory tests. Read More
Clin Chem 1974 Dec;20(12):1578-9
Can Med Assoc J 1973 Apr;108(7):848-52
The incidence and etiology of carotenemia in mentally retarded children were examined. Fasting serum carotenoid and vitamin A levels were measured in 77 profoundly mentally retarded children aged 3 to 19 years who were receiving a standard diet containing 2000 IU of carotene (expressed in terms of vitamin A activity) and supplemented by 2000 IU of vitamin A daily. Seventeen of the 77 patients had serum carotenoid levels of more than 300 mug. Read More
Arch Belg Dermatol Syphiligr 1972 Apr-Jun;27(2):191-202