siderosilicosis


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siderosilicosis

[‚sid·ə·rə‚sil·ə′kō·səs]
(medicine)
A pneumoconiosis resulting from prolonged inhalation of silica and iron dusts.
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When exposure occurs in conjunction with silica dust, a form of mixed dust fibrosis called siderosilicosis can result.
The clinical, radiographic, (4) and progressive pulmonary functional defects of mixed dust fibrosis or siderosilicosis may be similar to those observed with silicosis.
Two years ago, the Lancet reported that a 44-year-old woman who worked as a clerk in a photocopying store developed another type of lung disease, known as siderosilicosis, in which lungs get clogged with inhaled dust.