welder's lung


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weld·er's lung

relatively benign form of pneumoconiosis, associated with welding, resulting from deposit of fine metallic particles in the lung.
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Pulmonary siderosis may result from the exposure to inert metallic iron or iron oxides by arc welders (arc welder's lung), iron workers, and hematite miners.
Use of bronchopulmonary lavage for eliminating inhaled fume particles from welder's lung. Intern Med.