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Definition of Carotenemia

Carotenemia: An excessive blood level of carotene, which causes a temporary yellowing of the skin (pseudojaundice). Carotenemia is most commonly seen in infants fed too much mashed carrots and adults consuming high quantities of carrots, carrot juice, or beta carotene in supplement form.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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