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Acta Clin Belg. 2005 Jan-Feb;60(1):33-5.

Long-term use of silver containing nose-drops resulting in systemic argyria.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium.


Generalized argyria is a silver intoxication that results in pigmentation due to deposition of silver in the skin and mucous membranes. Compared to several decades ago, argyria is now relatively rare. We report a case of generalized argyria after continous use of argyrophedrine nosedrops in the last ten years. Argyria should be taken into consideration when a patient presents with a blue-grey discoloration of the skin, particulary in areas exposed to the sun.

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