AskDefine | Define siderosis

Dictionary Definition

siderosis n : fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers

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  1. A form of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of iron dust
  2. The accululation of hemosiderin in various organs of the body by people with a diet rich in iron

Extensive Definition

Siderosis is the deposition of iron in tissue.
When used without qualification, it usually refers to an environmental disease of the lung.
Also Siderosis Bulbi, Deopsition of iron in the bulb Causing night blindness
Causative agent – Iron oxide present in welding material, foundries, iron ore mining.
Similar in pathophysiology to Asbestosis

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siderosis in Danish: Siderose
siderosis in German: Siderose
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