Titanium metallic discoloration

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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


A papule is a circumscribed, solid elevation of skin with no visible fluid, varying in area from a pinhead to 1 cm. It can be brown, purple, pink or red in color, and can cluster into a papular rash. Papules may open when scratched and become infected and crusty. Larger non-blisterform elevated lesions may be termed nodules.

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