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Carotinema Associated with the Ingestion of Pumpkin: Report of a Case

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):751-753. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-751
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The association of a yellow discoloration of certain areas of the skin with cases of diabetes mellitus was first brought to the attention of the scientific world by von Noorden in 1904. To this condition he gave the name xanthosis diabetica. Since then it has been variously designated as pseudoicterus,1 hyperlipochromemia,2 xanthemia,3 and carotinemia.4 This last term has been adopted by the majority of workers since Hess and Myers described the entity as a new clinical picture. Their work, and that of other investigators, notably Palmer,5 has shown this condition to be associated with the ingestion of foods rich in




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