Cutaneous siderosis after intramuscular iron injections: a case report

OZLU E., KARADAG A., Bilgili S., Bayram I.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.33, no.4, pp.348-350, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2013.875558
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-350
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Skin reactions against injected or implanted foreign materials are not rare. Siderosis is a disease characterized by the accumulation of iron in various tissues. Brownish-gray discoloration of the skin can be seen as a side-effect on the injection area after the parenteral iron treatment. Here, we present cutaneous siderosis case developed after multiple intramuscular iron injection on the gluteal region for iron-deficiency anemia. Development of cutaneous siderosis after intramuscular iron injection rarely has been reported in the literature before.