excessive circulating beta-carotene (vitamin a precursor derived from yellow/orange coloured vegetables and fruit) results in yellow/orange skin colouration. Tends to be pronounced on palms and soles. Does not affect cornea.
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Tempoary yellowing of the skin due to excessive carotene in the diet, commonly seen in infants fed too much mushed carrots or adults consuming high quantities of carrots or beta-carotene. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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