A case of carotenodermia caused by a diet of the dried seaweed called Nori.

Author

Nishimura Y, Ishii N, Sugita Y

Date

10/1998

Journal

J Dermatol

Abstract

Carotenodermia may arise from excessive dietary intake of carotene containing foods. We reported a 22-year-old woman who had eaten excessive amount of carotene-rich seaweed to lose weight. Her skin color changed to orange-yellow, and her serum beta-carotene was 573 micrograms/dl. After stopping the ingestion of seaweed, her skin color returned to normal.