Argyria and convulsive seizures caused by ingestion of silver in a patient with schizophrenia
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Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1996 Apr;50(2):89-90.
Argyria and convulsive seizures caused by ingestion of silver in a patient with schizophrenia.
Ohbo Y1, Fukuzako H, Takeuchi K, Takigawa M.
- 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan.
The case study of a schizophrenic patient with argyria which resulted from the chronic and excessive ingestion of antismoking pills containing silver, is presented. Convulsive seizures developed after the patient had been addicted to the pills for 40 years. An extremely high concentration of silver was detected in serum. This case provides support for the hypothesis that silver may cause convulsive seizures as a result of systemic poisoning.