A case of carotenemia associated with ingestion of nutrient supplements

@article{Takita2006ACO,
  title={A case of carotenemia associated with ingestion of nutrient supplements},
  author={Y. Takita and M. Ichimiya and Y. Hamamoto and M. Muto},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33}
}
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… Expand
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