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Jaundice & Carotenemia both are cause of Yellow pigmentation then how will you differentiate between the two?

ANS: In jaundice Sclera is involved but In carotenaemia, sclera is not involved, only other parts of the body are involved.

Do you know what causes carotenemia-

• Excess intake of carotene containing food (carrot, mango and tomato).
• Hypothyroidism (due to impaired metabolism of carotene by liver).

 

What is the Cause of shallow brown discoloration:

CKD.

What is the Cause of red discoloration:

Clofazimine therapy.

 

What is the Cause of cherry-red discoloration of skin:

Carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

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