Contributor: Gordon K. Klintworth
Auriasis (chrysiasis) is a disorder characterized by the deposition of gold particles in various tissues, including the cornea and lens. It follows parenteral chrysotherapy, usually for arthritis, that has been prolonged or if the administered dose has been excessive. Adverse reactions to gold therapy include dermatitis, stomatitis, and proteinuria. Serious toxic effects can involve the kidney, liver, and hematopoietic system. Chrysoderma may become apparent in the skin of the face, eyelids, and other sun-exposed regions of the body.