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

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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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 is mostly associated with the over-consumption of carrots but can be caused by some stone fruits due to their high beta carotene levels.
Hayley said: "I'm trying to eat 10 carrots a day and hopefully 300 by the end of it." Some experts believe carotenemia is harmless, but others warn that a diet consisting of just one thing is dangerous.
If you notice that your skin has taken a strange yellowish tint, you may be suffering from (http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/c/carotenemia/intro.htm) carotenemia .