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Orange skin

Orange skin: Introduction

Orange skin coloring can result from various disorders. One common cause is overeating of dietary items that contain orange-colored beta-carotene (e.g. pumpkins, carrots) and this often causes orange skin from carotenemia in young infants newly introduced to solids. True orange skin color needs to be differentiated from yellow skin (such as jaundice), bronze skin (see hyperpigmentation), red skin, dark skin or other skin color changes; some causes of skin described as "orange" may possibly be listed under these areas. There are various possible causes of orange skin and any "orangeness" needs prompt professional medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Orange skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Orange skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Orange skin

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Causes of Types of Orange skin:

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Orange skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Orange skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Orange skin Treatments

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Stories from Users for Orange skin

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Message Boards for Orange skin

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Orange skin or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Orange skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Orange skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine the skin in area or areas affected and note the pigmentation features
    • Examine for signs of systemic disease that may be associated with the cause of the dark skin - e.g. enlarged liver with jaundice.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Liver function tests (can diagnose jaundice and liver inflammation due to hemochromatosis)
  • more tests...»

Orange skin: Animations

Orange skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Orange skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Orange skin

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Orange skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Orange skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Orange skin

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Orange skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Orange skin:

The list of organs typically affected by Orange skin may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Orange skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Orange skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Orange skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Orange skin. Of the 14 causes of Orange skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 13 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Orange skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Orange 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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Causes of Orange skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Orange skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Orange skin?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Orange skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Orange skin:

Subtypes of Orange skin:

Bronze skin (19 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Orange skin:

Skin color changes (2348 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin color symptoms (2348 causes)

Symptoms related to Orange skin:

Redness (534 causes), Blueness (439 causes), Cyanosis (439 causes), Dark skin (136 causes), Hyperpigmentation (151 causes), Skin color changes (2348 causes), Breast cancer (3 causes), Peau d'orange (2 causes), Intraductal carcinoma of breast, Inflammatory breast cancer, Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Myxedema

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Orange skin

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