Titanium metallic discoloration

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Titanium metallic discoloration
a) 10×15 cm sized skin lesion b) skin lesion show blue to gray colored patch
Diagnostic methodX-ray spectroscopy[1]

Titanium metallic discoloration is the change in skin color due to titanium.[1] Small yellowish bumps on the penis have been reported in a person applying titanium-containing ointment.[1] Dark blue-black discolouration may occur if titanium screws used for orthopedic procedures reach near the skin.[1] Titanium may rarely be deposited in the skin from a degenerative artificial titanium-containing knee joint prosthesis, resulting in grayish-blue patches over the knee.[1]

Diagnosis may require X-ray spectroscopy which shows titanium deposits.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "36. Disturbances of pigmentation". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 870. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-09-04. Retrieved 2022-08-27.