Argyria Caused by Homemade Silver Solution

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Study Title:

Argyria secondary to ingestion of homemade silver solution.

Study Abstract:

Argyria is a rare skin disease caused by cutaneous deposition of silver granules in the skin as a result of exposure to silver substrate or ingestion of silver salt. This report describes a patient with generalized argyria caused by ingestion of homemade colloidal silver solution. The patient learned about the uses of the silver solution and its preparation at a convention for “natural medicine.”

Study Information:

Brandt D, Park B, Hoang M, Jacobe HT. Argyria secondary to ingestion of homemade silver solution. J Am Acad Dermatol.   2005 August  ;53(2 Suppl 1):S105-7.
Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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