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Siderosis Definition

Siderosis is a medical condition characterized by abnormal amount of iron deposits in body tissues. It is caused by exposure to iron oxide present in welding material, foundries and iron ore mining. Symptoms that are usually observed in individuals with siderosis include retarded growth in children, endocrine dysfunctions, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and symptoms affecting the liver. It is also referred to as an environmental disease of the lung because of the causative agent that is associated with the disorder.

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