carotenosis cutis

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car·o·te·no·sis cu·tis

(kar'ō-te-nō'sis kyū'tis),
A harmless, reversible yellow coloration of the skin caused by an increase in carotene content; the sclera is not involved.
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car·o·te·no·sis cu·tis

(kar'ŏ-tĕ-nō'sis kyū'tis)
A harmless reversible yellow coloration of the skin caused by an increase in carotene content.
Synonym(s): carotenoderma.
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Some skin signs and symptoms seen in eating disorders are acrocyanosis, gingivitis, lanugo-like body hair, hard calluses, onychophagia, generalized pruritis, hyperpigmentation, poor wound healing, cheilitis, seborrhic dermatitis, acquired pili torti, alopecia, Russell's sign, carotenoderma, Sjogren syndrome like changes, brittle nails and hair, periungal erythema, melasma, steatotic skin, hypertrichosis, striae distesae, and dry scalp hair.
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