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A Rare Case of Localized Argyria on the Face

Verena Isak, Tobias Beerli, Antonio Cozzio & Lukas Flatz

abstract Due to its antibacterial actions, silver sulfadiazine is widely used as a topical agent in the treatment of wounds, including burns. Widespread or prolonged topical application of silver sulfadiazine dressings can lead to argyria including systemic symptoms due to the resorption of silver. Here, we report a patient experiencing localized argyria due to sunlight exposure after topical use of silver sulfadiazine cream on his face.
citation Isak V, Beerli T, Cozzio A, Flatz L. A Rare Case of Localized Argyria on the Face. Case Rep Dermatol 2019; 11:23-27.
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 13-02-2019
journal title Case Rep Dermatol (11/1)
ISSN print 1662-6567
pages 23-27
PubMed 31043936
DOI 10.1159/000494610