argyria


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argyria

(ɑːˈdʒɪrɪə)
n
discoloration of the skin caused by exposure to silver

argyrism, argyria

a poisoning by silver or salts of silver, causing the skin to become ashy gray.
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Colloidal silvers and mixed salt forms can cause toxicity, including argyria, a benign cosmetic condition characterized by bluish or grayish discoloration of the skin.
He soon realized that his skin was turning blue due to a medical condition known as argyria.
Silver does have some anti-microbial actions, but not only is there no clinical evidence of an efficacy for these serious indications, products have been shown to contain widely variable amounts of silver and can cause argyria - dangerous and untreatable silver poisoning," Stuff.
Argyria is a condition that usually manifests as an accumulation of Ag, primarily in the form of silver sulfides ([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].
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.