LORD COHEN, M.D., D.SC., LL.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. (Hon.)
Yellowish pigmentation of the skin (xanthodermia) is most commonly due to jaundice; it is then accompanied by characteristic changes in the mucous membranes, blood, urine and feces. It is, however, seen also when substances such as picric acid, saffron and mepacrine are ingested and stain the tissues. In Great Britain during World War II, when fats were in short supply, xanthodermia was met not infrequently, due to an excessive intake of carrots which followed an exhortation from the Ministry of Food on their virtues. This condition of carotenemia had been earlier described under the names aurantiasis and carotenosis cutis, but
COHEN L. OBSERVATIONS ON CAROTENEMIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:219–227. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-219
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):219-227.
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