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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 79  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 805--811

Argyria an unrecognized cause of cutaneous pigmentation in Indian patients: A case series and review of the literature

Delhi Dermatology Group, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Meenakshi Batrani
Delhi Dermatology Group, 10, Aradhana Enclave, R.K. Puram, Sector 13, New Delhi - 110 066
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.120735

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Argyria is an uncommon grey-blue pigmentation of skin and mucous membranes caused by prolonged silver exposure. The impetus behind this review is our experience with cases of generalized argyria resulting from a uniquely Indian socio-cultural practice and belief that it is under reported. Our objective is to increase the awareness for this esoteric entity through a review of the pertinent literature and to highlight clinical and histological features using our four well worked-up cases as examples.


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