Carotenaemia in infancy

Show simple item record McCarthy, Robert Dempsey, Eugene M. 2021-08-10T08:07:39Z 2021-08-10T08:07:39Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, R. and Dempsey, E. (2021) 'Carotenaemia in infancy', Irish Medical Journal, 114(5), P364 (4pp). Available at: (Accessed: 10 August 2021) en
dc.identifier.volume 114 en
dc.identifier.issued 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 4 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.description.abstract Presentation: Carotenaemia in infancy can develop due to excess dietary carotenoids, resulting in a yellow-orange discolouration of the skin. These changes are more commonly seen over the palms, soles, and nasolabial folds, with sparing of the sclera. Diagnosis: This is based on a combination of clinical findings, occasionally aided by specific lab investigations such as beta-carotene levels. Treatment: Specific interventions are not typically required, as skin changes tend to self-resolve as diet naturally evolves. Discussion: We identified this condition in an infant, whose diet was rich in carotenoids since commencing pureed and solid foods. Whether this increases the chances of developing carotenaemia has not been definitively confirmed, but we will discuss the potential pathophysiology behind this infrequently seen condition. en
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dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
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dc.subject Carotenaemia en
dc.subject Infancy en
dc.subject Beta-carotene en
dc.subject Diet en
dc.title Carotenaemia in infancy en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Eugene Dempsey, Medical School Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en
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