Argyria Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 12, 2017
  • Author: Kamila K Padlewska, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider the following:

  • Medications (ie, phenothiazines, antimalarials, amiodarone, minocycline)
  • Diffuse melanosis in metastatic melanoma
  • Heavy metals (ie, mercury, bismuth, arsenic, gold, lead)
  • Central cyanosis (impaired pulmonary function, anatomic shunt, hemoglobin abnormalities, methemoglobinemia)
  • Peripheral cyanosis (reduced cardiac output)
  • Blue nevus [14, 15]

Differential Diagnoses