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Case Reports
May 1933


Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(5):1046-1049. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950180118010

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Argyria due to the administration of silver salts is by no means rare; a careful review of the literature, however, has failed to reveal mention of the condition as a result of colloidal silver used intranasally.

Because of the widespread use of this type of medication and the importance of prevention of this irremedial disfigurement, I deem these cases worthy of report.

Case 1.—History.—B. V., a girl, aged 7 years, an only child of well educated, middle-aged parents, was brought to me because of the peculiar color of the skin of her face and hands.

She had been normally delivered at full term, and had been breast fed and bottle fed on Mellins' food under the direction of a local physician. She had always been overweight, but was normal except for a poor appetite. Too much attention from mother and grandmother was evident, the feeding history being

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