Caption = Iron
DiseasesDB =
ICD10 = ICD10|J|63|4|j|60
ICD9 = ICD9|503
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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, Deposition 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

ee also

* Iron overload disorder
* Hemosiderosis

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  • siderosis — f. anat. patol. Presencia de inclusiones de hierro en los tejidos. ⊆ patol. Alteración broncopulmonar producida por la inhalación de polvo de hierro o de algunos de sus derivados. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • Siderosis — Sid e*ro sis, n.[NL., fr. Gr. ??? iron.] (Med.) A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siderōsis — (griech.), die durch Einatmung von Eisenpartikelchen erzeugte Krankheit (s. Staubeinatmungskrankheiten); auch die durch Eindringen eines Eisensplitters in den Augapfel herbeigeführte, mit Verfärbung der Regenbogenhaut einhergehende Verbreitung… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Siderosis — Siderōsis (grch.), s. Staubinhalationskrankheiten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • siderosis — f. Med. Neumoconiosis producida por el polvo de los minerales de hierro …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • siderosis — [sid΄ə rō′sis] n. [ModL: see SIDERO 1 & OSIS] any disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of particles of iron or other metal siderotic [sid΄ərrät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • siderosis — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Afección pulmonar debida a la inhalación de óxido de hierro. IRREG. plural siderosis * * * siderosis (de «sidero » y « osis») f. Med. *Neumoconiosis producida por el polvo de los minerales de hierro. * * * siderosis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Siderosis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 J63.4 Siderose …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • siderosis — siderotic /sid euh rot ik/, adj. /sid euh roh sis/, n. Pathol. a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles. [1875 80; < Gk síder(os) iron + OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • siderosis — noun a) A form of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of iron dust b) The accumulation of hemosiderin in various organs of the body by people with a diet rich in iron …   Wiktionary

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