Carotenemia is a common benign pediatric condition of yellowing of the skin and elevated beta-carotene levels in the blood. The condition is usually caused by excessive beta-carotene intake but is also more rarely associated with a few serious metabolic disorders. Carotenemia caused by high beta-carotene intake does not have serious sequelae; discoloration remits with dietary modification.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2003|
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