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Related to carotenemia: lycopenemia
Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.
carotenemia/car·o·ten·emia/ (kar″o-tĕ-ne´me-ah) hypercarotenemia.
The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.
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.
carotenemiaTransient yellowing of skin due to excess dietary carotene, seen in infants fed too much carrots or adults consuming mucho carrots or beta carotene.
Surfeit of blood carotene, which sometimes causes a pale yellow-red dermal pigmentation.
the presence of high levels of carotene in the blood.