Betacarotenemia with isolated nose involvement in a child: a case report


KAYHAN TETİK B. , Caylan N.

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, cilt.117, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 117 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5546/aap.2019.eng.e502
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA

Özet

Carotenemia is generally benign and usually caused by excessive intake of beta-carotene rich food. This clinical presentation can occur in any age group but frequently occurs in children. We report a rare case of carotenemia with an isolated involvement of the nose and presented in order to remind carotenemia in the differential diagnosis of jaundice. Carotenemia is often easily recognized and dealt with by family medicine and pediatricians who may potentially get involved in the management of these cases. It is also important to know and recognize carotenemia in terms of informing families and preventing unnecessary tests.