Dermatology clinic

A woman with orange-coloured palms

Gayle Fischer



Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What is the cause of this woman’s discoloured palms?

Article Extract

Case presentation

A 62-year-old woman presents to her GP to discuss her osteoarthritis treatment. She is accompanied by her daughter, who mentions that she has noticed her mother’s palms to be a strange orange colour (Figure).

The patient is otherwise well. The rest of her skin and her sclerae are normal in appearance. Her current longstanding medications include meloxicam and paracetamol for her arthritis.