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  Argyria - Medical Encyclopedia
Argyria is a disease caused by the ingestion of silver compounds.
Reports of cases of argyria suggest that gram amounts of a silver compound taken in medication in small doses over several months may cause argyria in some humans.
Argyria that covers the entire body is not seen following skin contact with silver compounds, although the skin may change color where it touches the silver.
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 ARGYRIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Argyria is an example of an abnormal pigment, silver, located primarily in the dermis.
Argyria is frequently confused with cyanosis due to reduced Hb increase as a result of heart or lung disease, or the "ashen-gray" color of shock.
Argyria of the eye is a special problem and requires its own specific studies, especially its differential from pigmentation due to copper and other problems.
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 Systemic argyria associated with ingestion of colloidal silver
Based on a biospectrometric analysis of ten of the seventy cases of generalized argyria, Gaul and Staud were able to show that the degree of discoloration of patients directly correlated with the amount of silver present [11].
Argyria is a rare condition, and unfamiliarity with this disorder has resulted in the clinical presentation being misdiagnosed as cyanosis, leading to invasive, expensive, and unnecessary diagnostic procedures.
Gaul and Staud used their extensive database of patients with argyria and estimated that a person aged 50 would have an average retention of 0.23-0.48 gm of silver, the equivalent to 1-2 gm of silver arsphenamine [11].
dermatology.cdlib.org /111/case_reports/argyria/wadhera.html   (2980 words)

  
 Argyria
Argyria is a dermatological condition in which the skin changes in pigment from its natural color to a greyish-blue.
While Argyria has no real side effects aside from a slight itching, the condition is irreversible since silver becomes trapped in the deepest layers of skin.
Most people afflicted with Argyria -- or its sister disease, Chrysiasis (discoloration due to gold overdose) -- argue that the severe social stigma associated with the disease far diminishes the benefits of the placebo effect.
www.rotten.com /library/medicine/quackery/argyria   (732 words)

  
 Argyria | Argyrosis | Cosmetic Argyria | Cure for Argyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The argyria cases of Stan Jones and Rosemary Jacobs are explored, as well as the many myths and misunderstandings commonly perpetuated in the "silver medicine" world concerning argyria.
Argyria is a condition resulting from the build-up of silver in the tissues of the body, and cosmetic argyria is a bronzing, bluing or graying of the skin, predominantly caused by silver deposited into the layers of skin.
The term argyria, derived from the latin word "argentum", was coined by a German physician in 1816: Dr. Johann Abraham Albers.
www.silvermedicine.org /argyria.html   (2333 words)

  
 Argyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Generalized argyria results from deposition of silver in the skin, nails, mucous membranes, and internal organs and is characterized by a diffuse bluish-gray discoloration in sun-exposed areas.
However, their argyria might be related to their long-term HD therapy because (1) they had been on HD therapy for more than 15 years and the discoloration appeared several years afterward, and (2) the water used for HD was not well processed in the early 1980s in TAIWAN.
Argyria should be suspected in chronic HD patients presenting with a diffuse bluish-gray discoloration of the skin and nails and evaluated carefully by skin biopsy.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/argyria.htm   (2318 words)

  
 Argyria Diseases
Argyria (ISV from Greek: αργύρος argyros silver+ -ia) is a diseasecaused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or silver compounds.
Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or local argyria.
Reports of cases of argyria suggest that gram amounts (from 2 to 4 grams) of silver or a silver compound taken in medication in small doses over several months may cause argyria in some humans.
www.lumrix.com /medical/diseases/argyria.html   (627 words)

  
 Argyria
Other cases of Argyria reported in the medical literature involve application of silver preparations used for many months or years in the treatment of the eye or vagina for certain diseases.
The term Argyria describes the condition of a bluish gray color of the skin, and Argyosis the bluing of the eye white, resulting from the use of SILVER COMPOUNDS.
Argyria is caused by the same mechanism that is used when developing photographs.
www.silvergen.com /argyria1.htm   (2025 words)

  
 Argyria of nasal mucosa secondary to occupational silver exposure Australian Journal of Oto-Laryngology - Find Articles
Argyria is a rare condition that is caused by the permanent deposition of silver in the skin and the mucosa membrane.
The deposition of silver in the eyes is known as argyrosis.1,2 This report includes a case of argyria of the nasal mucosa as a result of the silver exposure from the photographic film industry with the details of the management.
In general, the diagnosis of argyria is made by occupational history and by noting the discoloration that may occur on the skin, and mucus membrane or conjunctivae.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3868/is_200305/ai_n9281267   (788 words)

  
 Argyria Case Reports - Cosmetic Argyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The seventh case was argyria caused by two months of proper use intranasally.
Argyria Cases Caused by the Use of ENVIA Colloidal Silver: 1
The most famous case of argyria is the Rosemary Jacobs case, which was the result of misuse of a Silver Nitrate nasal product.
www.silvermedicine.org /argyria-cases.html   (781 words)

  
 Colloidal Silver Safety Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Argyria developed after a total dose of 4, 7 or 8 g in some patients, while in others, argyria did not develop until after a total dose of 10, 15 or 20 g.
In the biospectrometric analysis of skin biopsies from 10 cases of generalized argyria, the authors confirmed that the degree of the discoloration is directly dependent on the amount of silver present.
Argyria, the critical effect upon which the RfD for silver is based, occurs at levels of exposure much lower than those levels associated with other effects of silver.
www.reach-for-life.com /prodinfo/colsil_iris.htm   (3603 words)

  
 RAIS: Silver (7440-22-4)
Argyria is a gray or blue-gray, permanent discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes that is not a toxic effect per se, but is considered cosmetically disfiguring.
Argyria, a characteristic and irreversible gray or blue-gray discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, has been observed in individuals that have ingested both metallic silver and silver compounds in small doses over periods of months or years.
Argyria, both generalized or localized, has resulted from such uses as antismoking lozenges containing silver acetate, breath mints coated with silver, silver nitrate solutions for the treatment of gum disease, and silver nitrate capsules for relief of gastrointestinal discomfort (ATSDR, 1990; Stokinger, 1981).
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 eMedicine - Argyria : Article Excerpt by: Kamila K Padlewska, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Argyria is characterized by gray to gray-fl staining of the skin and mucous membranes produced by silver deposition.
The most common cause of argyria is mechanical impregnation of the skin by small silver particles in workers involved in silver mining, silver refining, silverware and metal alloy manufacturing, metallic films on glass and china, electroplating solutions, and photographic processing.
Argyria also happens as an occupational disease in workers who prepare artificial pearls or who are employed in the cutting and polishing of silver (absorption of silver dust).
www.emedicine.com /derm/byname/argyria.htm   (434 words)

  
 Facts and Fallacies about Colloidal Silver
Argyria is typically caused by compounds that are molecularly bound to silver (usually protein compounds).
She was not describing colloidal silver that is produces silver ions/colloids in steam distilled water produced through the process of electrolysis.
Keith L. Egli, in his article, Argyria: Consequences of using an antiquated medication, American Academy of Physician Assistants, May 2000, states that "The exact composition of the drops used by this patient (Rosemary Jacobs) is unknown.
www.csfacts.com /pages/argyria.html   (720 words)

  
 research
Argyria is a non-toxic condition caused by the extreme misuse of very strong silver products.
Argyria has no known side effects except that it causes a graying of the skin color.
Hill and Pillsbury (1939) stated, “the ordinary clinical use of colloidal silver compounds practically never gives rise to any gross untoward effect other than argyria.” The minimum amount of silver known to cause argyria in adults, from the use of any silver compound (including salts) is 900 mg of silver taken orally in one year.
www.amsilver.com /researchArticles/argyria.html   (1572 words)

  
 Safety of Silver Products
Argyria is a non-toxic condition caused by the extreme misuse of certain very strong silver products.
Argyria is often a permanent condition, although some research suggests that argyria can be cured.
The minimum amount of silver known to cause argyria in adults, from the use of any silver compound (including salts) is 900 mg of silver taken orally in one year.
www.silversinus.com /safety.html   (1192 words)

  
 Colloidal Silver Generators - Safety - SilverGenesis, South African manufacturer and distributor of superior positively ...
Argyria is an irreversible discoloration of the pigment (skin) caused by excessive silver intake or chronic exposure to silver by certain tissues.
Most cases of Argyria reported in the medical literature over the last 100 years involved chronic intravenous or intramuscular use of the silver preparations, most often involving a silver drug prescribed by physicians which in most cases contained silver nitrate.
The term Argyria describes the condition of a bluish-gray colour of the skin, and Argyosis the bluing of the eye white, resulting from the use of SILVER COMPOUNDS.
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 Argyria
However, argyria is quite serious in that it is thought to be permanent, much like a tattoo.
It may be that argyria is normally associated with the face for the simple reason that the face receives more exposure to sunlight than any other part of the body.
The EPA documents showed that vitamin E and selenium deficient persons sometimes contracted argyria at one fifth the minimum dose thought to be necessary to incur the condition.
www.sunstoneherbals.com /argyria.htm   (1444 words)

  
 Evaluating Colloidal Silver and toxisity levels
As the EPA studies show, the estimated amount of silver intake in order to be at risk for Argyria is 3.8 (to six) grams of silver.
Many researchers have traditionally been unable to explain the exact risk elements associated with silver toxicity-- why one individual is at risk for argyria and why another is no, when the amount of silver ingested is the same.
If selenium and other dietary factors are the sole determining factor in the risks associated with argyria (aside from obvious massive overdoses), then dose quantities, frequency of use, and actual silver concentration become of paramount importance in gauging risk.
healthychristianliving.com /colloidal_silvertoxisity.htm   (821 words)

  
 Literature ColloidaL Silver:Silver Toxicity - How much is harmful   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
With argyria, silver is taken internally in excess and the excess is deposited in the skin, organs and other tissues.
Risk of silver toxicity or argyria may be reduced by avoiding any silver consumption for a period of three to four months after the completion of a therapeutic regimen.
The risk of silver toxicity and argyria may be reduced if the total cumulative dosage is kept under one gram of silver, especially if large doses are being consumed or there is kidney or liver dysfunction present.
www.reach-for-life.com /prodinfo/silvertox.htm   (2589 words)

  
 Argyria. DermNet NZ
Argyria is a condition characterised by bluish-grey to slate-grey staining of the skin and mucous membranes caused by deposition of silver particles in the skin.
Generalised argyria usually begins with a grey-brown staining of the gums which later progresses to involve large areas of the skin.
Argyria is a rare condition and unfamiliarity with this condition may lead to its misdiagnosis.
www.dermnetnz.org /reactions/argyria.html   (717 words)

  
 FDA Report on Colloidal Silver
Argyia is an irreversible discoloration of the pigment (skin) caused by excessive silver intake or chronic exposure to silver by certain tissues.
The 10 gram estimated lethal dose for humans from Goodman and Gillman is equivalent to 1000 liters of 10 ppm colloidal silver." In another case an ndividual ingested an estimated 124 grams of silver nitrate over a 9-year period.
Argyria is a process of silver granule deposition in skin leading to a permanent blue/gray discoloration.
www.happyherbalist.com /fda_report.htm   (2326 words)

  
 SilverFacts.com - Silver safety
Argyria is the condition that the EPA's RfD safety limits for daily intake of silver are based on.
Between 1% and 4% of the silver that we ingest is permanently retained in the body, distributed relatively evenly throughout the tissue structure and organs of the entire body.
Argyria is generally a matter of total ingested silver over a lifetime, regardless of whether it was ingested in a short period of time or over many years.
www.silverfacts.com /safety.html   (3099 words)

  
 Toxicology of Colloidal Silver
References (8) and (70) state that the estimated total dosage of silver required to treat serious infections such as LYME disease is: Approximately 18 to 90 milligrams of silver over the period of one month.
In addition to argyria, the intake of very large doses (far in excess of the amount that causes discoloration of the skin) of silver can cause neurological damage, organ damage and arteriosclerosis.
Still, it is important to be aware that argyria is a risk if the wrong types of silver are used in excessive quantities.
www.clspress.com /tox.html   (2650 words)

  
 Can Colloidal Silver cause Argyria?
The only negative association made to silver supplementation is the condition Argyria, an extremely rare phenomenon where silver accumulates in the tissue under the skin causing a blue or grayish tint.
The cosmetic condition Argyria is an extremely rare phenomenon where silver accumulates in the tissue under the skin causing a blue or grayish tint.
One is a lady who presumably developed Argyria in the 1950s from taking large amounts of silver nitrate (not silver in de-ionized water) over a long period of time; another is a man who reportedly consumed large quantities for a prolonged time of a product he made in tap water with salt.
www.utopiasilver.com /faq/can-colloidal-silver-cause-argyria.htm   (921 words)

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