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Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.


1. (Pathology) a lung disease caused by breathing in fine particles of iron or other metallic dust
2. (Pathology) an excessive amount of iron in the blood or tissues
siderotic adj


(ˌsɪd əˈroʊ sɪs)

a disease of the lungs caused by inhaling iron or other metallic particles.
[1875–80; < Greek sídēr(os) iron + -osis]
sid`er•ot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.


1. a disease caused by the inhalation of iron particles.
2. an abnormal amount of iron deposits in the body.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siderosis - fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
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22],[28] The results of a prospective cohort study showed that WM-EPVS was associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and superficial siderosis.
3Metal fume fever, siderosis, lobar pneumonia, lung disease and asthma are all reported as negative results of welding.
The diagnosis was established through TBB in all five siderosis patients.
Our previous preclinical, translational and pilot clinical studies demonstrated that novel iron chelation therapy with the prototypic drug deferiprone (DFP) (i) induces neuroprotection in cell models of PD via a powerful antioxidant effect, (ii) reduces regional siderosis of the brain, (iii) reduces motor handicap via inhibition of catechol-o-methyl transferase, and (iv) slows the progression of motor handicap in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine mouse model and in early PD patients.
Besides collateral damage the eye with IOFB have increased risk of infection and may suffer from specific reaction due to chemical nature of IOFB like siderosis and chalcosis.
Oxidative stress has been confirmed to play a role in adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease [4], and we confirmed the involvement of oxidative neuronal damage in child-onset and adult neurodegenerative diseases, such as dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy and superficial siderosis [5, 6].
28) In addition, the degree of steatosis and siderosis were determined by histological examination of the liver.
Superficial siderosis may develop associated with repeated hemorrhage from an MPE.
Beta-globin mutations are associated with parenchymal siderosis and fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
However, in another study, LCA manifested on MRI as T1-hypointense and T2-hyperintense lesions, an appearance related to insignificant siderosis, seen in less than 50% of LCA cases.
El oxido de estano, asi como la exposicion al sulfato de bario y la siderosis, se reconoce que producen un tipo de neumoconiosis no fibrotica, donde se encuentra gran cantidad de macrofagos, cargados con nanoparticulas de estos compuestos (8).