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Argyria

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Gabriela Garza-Lainez

on 12 October 2012

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Transcript of Argyria

Rare Disorder connected with silver poisoning Argyria -Working in silver manufacturing business
-Silver dental fillings/ silver stitches from surgery which leads to localized argyria (specific region)
-Nasal sprays that have silver compounds
-Long use of a medication with colloidal silver affect organs - universal argyria (all over body)

Causes -Doctor examines blue patches under fluorescent X-ray
-Part of skin tissue removed & examined Diagnosis -Stop exposure to metal
-Hydroquinone cream helps reduce blue color
-Silver factory workers should wear protective gear Treatments Signs/Symptoms: -Skin turns blue/gray over period of time because of contact to metal
-Continued exposure leads to more severe like bronchitis (inflammation of mucus membranes), loss of coordination, grand mal seizures (muscle spasms), respiratory paralysis, & silver poisoning Cures -Practically nonexistent
-try to limit or eliminate exposure to silver Prevention -Don’t have to much exposure to metal/silver
Sources http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CDgQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsuite101.com%2Farticle%2Fwhat-is-argyria-causes-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-argyria-a390950&ei=vyd2UNuJFuX1iQK6wYDADg&usg=AFQjCNHBAqtfIiXkofDBYquTquoI8YWoig&sig2=L0wNX4IiKUxJyyOYjSd2jQ

.http://dailydiseasesanddisorders.tumblr.com/post/6338460977/argyria Human beings can only have 1 mg of silver, when 4 mg silver, argyria occurs
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