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 into the eye causing injury as the material chemically reacts with tissues and cells

Causative agentedit

Iron oxide present in welding material, foundries, iron ore mining It can also be caused by powdered hematite, sometimes used by Egyptians to protect tombscitation needed Bantu tribes of Africa suffer from Siderosis because they drink beer in iron utensils


Similar in pathophysiology to Asbestosis

See alsoedit

  • Iron overload disorder
  • Hemosiderosis

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