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Yellow skin is a serious symptom needing prompt professional diagnosis, because it is most commonly caused by jaundice with various possible underlying causes of jaundice including severe liver conditions. It is important to check for yellow eyes in addition to yellow skin. Yellow skin needs to be distinguished from orange skin or other skin color changes....more »
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Yellow skin as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Yellow skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Yellow skin may include these symptoms:
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Rare undiagnosed iron disorder causes various severe conditions: The rare "iron overload" disorder, hemochromatosis, can cause a variety of symptoms and result in various severe conditions that mimic several of the big name medical conditions....read more »
Rare copper disease insidious and misdiagnosed: Wilson's disease (a form of copper overload) is a rare disorder that has a slow and insidious onset that can often fail to be diagnosed. Copper builds up in the liver and in the brain, usually in the late...read more »
Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for this reason....read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are multifactorial. Possible conditions include chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis of the...read more »
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The list of organs typically affected by Yellow skin may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Yellow skin mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Yellow skin. Of the 397 causes of Yellow skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Yellow skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Yellow skin based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Subtypes of Yellow skin:
Uremic frost (5 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Yellow skin:
Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Jaundice-like symptoms (708 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes)
Symptoms related to Yellow skin:
Orange skin (14 causes), Yellow eyes (386 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Red skin (142 causes), Jaundice-like symptoms (708 causes), Jaundice (789 causes), Carotenemia, Beta-carotene dietary excess, Hypothyrodism, Pernicious anemia (24 causes), Uremia (115 causes), Xanthomata, Gouty tophi, Bruise (348 causes)
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