carotenemia


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car·o·te·ne·mi·a

 (kăr′ə-tə-nē′mē-ə)
n.
The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.
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Noun1.carotenemia - excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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When it comes to carrots, you literally are what you eat. (http://dermnetnz.org/systemic/carotenaemia.html) Carotenemia  is when a person has an excessive amount of carotenoids in their blood, most commonly caused by overconsumption of foods such as carrots, pumpkins, and even (http://www.livestrong.com/article/492932-does-eating-too-much-papaya-cause-skin-to-turn-yellow/) papaya .
"This discoloration, a condition called carotenemia, is most noticeable on the palms and soles, but can also appear on the nasolabial folds, or laughter lines, on the face."
Physicians are familiar with the terms carotenemia (or xanthoderma) and lycopenemia, the yellow-orange skin discoloration that occurs after excessive consumption of carrots, tomatoes, or beets.