Study Title:

Argyria Caused by 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
Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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