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 yellow skin in hypothyroidism  



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what's the underlying mechanism for the yellow skin discoloration noted on primary hypothyroidism ?




  #2

Is it due to the less metabolism due to decrease in hormones causing a rise in cholesterol????Just a guess.


  #3

sad

thyroxine enhances intestinal conversion of b-carotene to retinol
so lack of thyroxine --> b-carotenemia --> yellow skin but white sclera

remember also that thyroxine --> surfactant synthesis

thyroxine = big time hormone :wink:


  #4

Exellent question and good explanation. Good job!


  #5

Thanx mars





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