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European Journal of Dermatology

Localized argyria 20-years after embedding of acupuncture needles Volume 12, numéro 6, November - December 2002


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Argyria is a relatively rare skin disease caused by deposition of silver grains in the skin from industrial exposure to silver substrate, or as a result of medication with silver salt, characterized by blue to bluish-gray coloration of the overlying skin. It is well-known that there are two forms of argyria: localized and generalized forms. Localized argyria has been reported to occur through embedded acupuncture needles, topical application...