Monday, July 4, 2011

Blue Man Group

Challenge: What's this patient's past medical history?

(Ooh! Isn't this a good case?)

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

argyria from silver overload

daisy said...

treated with colloidal silver?

Craig Chen said...

oh! you guys are right! i was thinking of amio toxicity, but argyria can also give blue-gray discoloration of the skin...nice!
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Blue Man Group

This is amiodarone toxicity with blue-gray hyperpigmentation sparing the nose, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles. The patient most likely has atrial fibrillation.

Sources: UpToDate; archderm.ama-assn.org.