Titanium metallic discoloration

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a) 10×15 cm sized skin lesion b) skin lesion show blue to gray colored patch

Titanium metallic discoloration has been reported to have occurred with titanium-containing ointment causing papules on the penis of a patient.[1]: 859  Titanium screws used for orthopedic procedures, if they come near the skin, can also causes cutaneous blue-black hyperpigmentation.[1]: 859 

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.