argyria


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argyria

[är′jir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A dusky-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes produced by the prolonged administration or application of silver preparations.
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com/health/real-life-blue-man-dies-after-heart-attack-stroke-4B11243410) Karason died  last September from issues non-related to his skin coloring, but still remains as one of the most widely known cases of argyria ever documented.
Nanosilver is absorbed through the skin to some extent, and there are reported cases of occupational exposure causing argyria.
Previous studies of patients with argyria have shown that solid deposits of Ag in tissues contain [Ag.
It's true that gold or silver salts can be toxic, and ingesting large amounts of colloidal silver (a liquid containing microscopic particles of silver) can cause argyria, turning your skin as blue as Lord Krishna's.
Only long-term exposition to silver in diverse forms such as elemental silver, silver dust, silver compounds, or colloidal silver through (homeopathic/alternative) pharmaceuticals or dietary supplements may lead to the so-called Argyria (a very rare, irreversible discoloration of the skin resulting from subepithelial silver deposits) (12).
3 ug/mL and manifests as argyria, leucopenia and alterations in renal and neural tissues [11,12].
It has also occurred in argyria and in patients taking medications like 5-fluorouracil and azidothymidine.
Several recent case reports have described the occurrence of argyria as a result of using these "natural" products.
Argyria is a condition that occurs when silver is deposited in the body; it can be a local or systemic problem.
Argyria is the main toxicity associated with chronic ingestion or topical absorption of silver, including colloidal forms of silver.
Rediscovery of a Lost Species, Argyria Rufisignella (Lepidoptera: