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Chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by excessive inhalation of dust containing iron salts or particles.
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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
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(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.
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1. a disease caused by the inhalation of iron particles.
2. an abnormal amount of iron deposits in the body.
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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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Small ILFBs not involving the visual axis could be managed conservatively until the progression of cataract, ocular inflammation, and signs of siderosis bulbi in the metallic foreign bodies.
Figure 4: Types of adverse transfusion reactions (acute and delayed) Type of transfussion reactions Febrile non-haemolytic transfusion reactions 88.76 Anaphylactic reactions 2.25 Transfusion siderosis 2.25 Circulatory overload 2.25 Haemolytic transfusion reaction 1.12 Allergic - urticaria 1.12 septicemia 1.12 Transfusion related acute lung injury 1.12 Note: Table made from bar graph.
(11) Other intracranial findings may include: subdural hygromas or hematomas, enlargement of the pituitary gland, ventricular collapse, engorged dural venous sinuses or plexus, and superficial siderosis. (6,12-15)
(2) From a clinical standpoint, CAA is characterized by individual focal lesions (microbleeds, cortical superficial siderosis, microinfarcts) and large-scale alterations (white matter hyperintensities, structural connectivity, cortical thickness), both cortical and subcortical.
In October 2016, Rhys was diagnosed with superficial siderosis, a very rare condition of the central nervous system resulting from chronic iron deposition.
In October 2016, Rhys was diagnosed with superfical siderosis, a very rare condition of the central nervous system resulting from chronic iron deposition.
These results support the notion that EPVS in the BG may be a marker of CSVD.[22],[28] The results of a prospective cohort study showed that WM-EPVS was associated with cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) and superficial siderosis.[29] Conversely, a prospective, multicenter, hospital-based study published by Zhang et al .[30] showed that hypertension was an independent risk factor for EPVS in WM but not in BG or hippocampus.
SIH group: A search was performed for CTMs without description of a leak in the radiology report between March 2010 and September 2015, performed for an indication of leak, CSF hypotension, low pressure, SIH or siderosis (related to SIH).
Driscoll, "Cochlear implantation in patients with superficial siderosis: seven cases and systematic review of the literature," Otology & Neurotology, vol.
Thyroid dysfunction mainly occurs by gland infiltration, chronic tissue hypoxia, free radical injury, and organ siderosis. The thyroid gland is affected much before the thyroid-pituitary axis, which is less susceptible than the gonadal axis to iron induced damage [3].
Excessive Fe in human body can result in siderosis in liver, pancreas thyroid, pituitary, adrenal glands, and heart depending on the chemical form.
The liver biopsy protocol included preclamping and prerevascularization biopsy with mild siderosis and steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning, rare canalicular cholestasis, and moderate sinusoidal congestion with predominance of drepanocytes (Figure 1).