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June 27, 1931

CAROTINEMIA RESULTING FROM RESTRICTED DIET: AS OBSERVED IN DERMATOLOGIC PRACTICE

Author Affiliations

Attending Dermatologist, Beth Israel Hospital; Associate Dermatologist, Mount Sinai and Montefiore Hospitals; Consulting Dermatologist, Rockaway Beach and St. Joseph's Hospitals; Adjunct Dermatologist, Beth Israel Hospital; Assistant Attending Dermatologist and Syphilologist, Bellevue and New York University Medical Clinic NEW YORK

JAMA. 1931;96(26):2190-2193. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720520018006
Abstract

Recent years have witnessed an ever increasing amount of emphasis placed on the matter of diet. Diets have been prescribed by physicians as an aid in the cure of certain diseases and in many instances undertaken by individuals themselves for the purpose of weight reduction. This has brought about a great increase in the amount of vegetables consumed.

With this greater consumption of vegetables there has come to our attention a condition which has been rather uncommon up to recent years; a discoloration of the skin, disturbing to the physician as well as to the patient because of its resemblance to that found in icterus.

It seems to us, therefore, that a review of the literature and a report of the cases observed by us should prove valuable in serving to acquaint the physician better with this disturbing yet innocuous condition.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —R. K., a woman,

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