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Vitamin A Hypervitaminosis

definition

Yellowish-orange discolouration of skin due to ingestion of excessive quantities of carotene, a lipochrome that contributes a yellow component to the colour of the normal skin. This condition is seen in patients that overindulge in carotene-containing foods as well as in patients on oral carotene.

synonyms

Vitamin A Hypervitaminosis, Hypervitaminosis, Vitamin A, Aurantiasis Cutis, Carotenemia

UMLS

Xanthosis, Yellowish pigmentation

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