Carotenoderma – a review of the current literature

  title={Carotenoderma – a review of the current literature},
  author={Nitsan Maharshak and Johnatan Shapiro and Henri Trau},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Not all that’s yellow is jaundice
Hypercarotenemia in Anorexia Nervosa Patients May Influence Weight Balance: Results of a Clinical Cross-Sectional Cohort Study
Higher plasma β-carotene concentrations were associated with reduced SAT levels, most probably due to a reduced ability of the remaining adipose tissue to store carotenoids.
Carotenoderma with hypothyroidism
Treatment with levothyroxine sodium improved her energy levels and skin appearances and serum β-carotene levels normalised to 46.2ng/mL within 3 months, and Hypothyroidism should be considered in assessing from carotenoderma in children with growth retardation.
Cutaneous signs of nutritional disorders
Prolonged Neutropenia and Yellowish Discoloration of the Skin, But Not the Sclera, Following Excessive Turmeric Raw Root Ingestion
The case of a 51-year-old female breast cancer patient who self-medicated on large amounts of turmeric root infusions while receiving chemotherapy is described, demonstrating that, as an alternative form of medication, curcumin consumption should still be monitored in cancer patients.
Role of ingestible carotenoids in skin protection: A review of clinical evidence
New perspectives on the role of ingestible carotenoids in skin protection are indicated as new clinical and molecular endpoints beyond UVB‐induced erythema have been reported.
Systemic Disease and the Skin
Diet-induced carotenoderma – a rare clinical presentation
481 Karoten jest barwnikiem z grupy lipochromów, który odpowiada za żółtawy odcień skóry. Karotenodermia oznacza pomarańczowożółte zabarwienie skóry wskutek hiperkarotenemii, która powoduje
Carotenoderma caused by excessive watermelon and red grapefruit consumption


β-Carotene and Other Carotenoids as Antioxidants
Epidemiologic studies have shown an inverse relationship between β-carotene and lycopene, which is the most common carotenoid in fruits and vegetables, and the ability to prevent chronic disease.
Myeloma with Xanthoderma Due to an IgGλ Monoclonal Anti-Flavin Antibody
The demonstration of hapten bound to the circulating monoclonal Immunoglobulin in this case suggests the possibility of bound but colorless haptens on other myeloma proteins as well as on normal immunoglobulins.
Safety evaluation of synthetic β-carotene
Exposure to β-carotene resulting in mean plasma concentrations of no more than 2.2 μmol/l (1.2 μg/ml) is safe to the general population, and in heavy smokers higher plasma concentrations may be associated with a higher lung cancer risk.
It is observed that two children in a ward containing about twenty-five infants, from a year to a year and a half in age, were developing a yellowish complexion, which was most evident on the palms of the hands, which showed also distinct signs of desquamation.
Amenorrhea Associated With Carotenemia
It appeared that diet modification not only led to reduction in carotene levels, but also improved the menstrual status, and the possibility that carotenemia is related to the development of HHA is discussed.
Assessment of risk factors for carotenodermia and cutaneous signs of hypervitaminosis A in college-aged populations.
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Carotenodermia occurs in individuals in a college-aged population who exhibit signs of anorexia and/or bulimia nervosa and athletes are at risk for hypervitaminosis A because of injudicious self-administration of high-potency vitamin preparations.
Brain damage from chronic alcoholism.
Findings of autopsy, pneumoencephalography, and clinical observations that chronic alcoholism often causes gradual, irreversible injury to the brain confirm that proof of brain, liver, or other organic pathological findings caused by excessive alcohol consumption, when available, can often motivate the patient to stop drinking for health reasons.
Hypercarotenemia in anorexia nervosa.
Twelve patients with anorexia nervosa and weight loss ranging from 25% to 44% of total body weight were studied with respect to aberrations in serum carotene levels. Hypercarotenemia was found in
Carotenemia vs jaundice.
The patient was a 28-year-old woman who was referred for evaluation of a yellow color to her skin, which showed a striking yellow color, most notable on the palms of the hands, the knees, and the soles of the feet.
Lycopenemia: a variant of carotenemia.