orange person syndrome

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orange person syndrome 


A rare condition caused by an overdose of rifampin, which colours the skin and body fluids a deep orange. It may be accompanied by altered liver function–increased bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and transaminases, and pruritus. It resolves with time.

Note: The skin of subjects ingesting excess carotenoids–e.g., carrot mono diet may also have a deep orange hue, which is of merely cosmetic interest, as it resolves by appropriate dietary alterations.  


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