carotenemia


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Related to carotenemia: lycopenemia

hypercarotenemia

 [hi″per-kar″ah-tĕ-ne´me-ah]
an elevated level of carotene in the blood, resulting from excessive ingestion of carotenoids or from decreased ability to convert carotenoids to vitamin A; it is often characterized by yellowing of the skin (see carotenosis). Called also carotenemia.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ō-te-nē'mē-ă),
Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.
Synonym(s): carotinemia, xanthemia

carotenemia

/car·o·ten·emia/ (kar″o-tĕ-ne´me-ah) hypercarotenemia.

carotenemia

(kăr′ə-tə-nē′mē-ə)
n.
The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.

carotenemia

[kar′ətinē′mē·ə]
the presence of high levels of carotene in the blood, resulting in an abnormal yellow appearance of the plasma and skin. It differs from jaundice in that the conjunctivae are not discolored. It may be caused either by excessive consumption of carotene-containing foods or drinks, such as carrots or carrot juice, or from a decreased ability to convert the carotenoids to vitamin A. Also called pseudojaundice, xanthemia [zanthē′mē·ə] . See also jaundice.

carotenemia

Transient yellowing of skin due to excess dietary carotene, seen in infants fed too much carrots or adults consuming mucho carrots or beta carotene.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ŏ-tĕ-nē'mē-ă)
Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.
Synonym(s): xanthemia, carotenaemia.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ŏ-tĕ-nē'mē-ă)
Surfeit of blood carotene, which sometimes causes a pale yellow-red dermal pigmentation.
Synonym(s): carotinaemia.

carotenemia (ker´ətēnē´mēə),

n excess carotene in the blood, producing a pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes that resembles jaundice.

carotenemia

the presence of high levels of carotene in the blood.
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The over-consumption of other stone fruits such as peaches can cause carotenemia, a clinical condition of the yellow pigmentation of the skin associated with increased blood carotene levels.
Carotenemia, which is characterized by a yellowing of the skin (especially creases of the palms and soles), but not the sclerae, resembles the yellow skin discoloration in our patient and may be seen after ingestion of more than 30 mg of beta carotene on a daily basis.
Some experts believe carotenemia is harmless, but others warn that a diet consisting of just one thing is dangerous.
Eating too many carrots (or other yellow vegetables) can cause your skin to turn yellow, a harmless condition called carotenemia (kare-uh-teh-Nee-mee-uh) that comes from eating vegetables with lots of carotenoid (Kare-OT-n-oid) pigments.