Male with Discoloration of the Skin

      A 49-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department with blue skin discoloration for 5 days duration. He stated that the discoloration started after completing a 5-day course of clindamycin. The symptoms began on his hands and then progressed to his trunk and extremities (Figure 1). He was able to wipe or rinse off the color, but it quickly re-accumulated (Figure 2).
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      Figure 1Arrows indicating blue skin discoloration of the extremities.
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      Figure 2Arrow indicating ability to wipe off the blue skin discoloration with re-accumulation of color.


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