Medicina (Buenos Aires)
versión impresa ISSN 0025-7680
Pneumoconiosis of electric arc welder or siderotic pneumoconiosis was described by Doig and McLaughlin in 1936 as a lung disease caused by chronic inhalation of iron fumes in electric arc welders. We present a case report of electric arc welder siderosis associated with high levels of ferritin, without findings of iron deposit in any other organ.
Palabras clave : Arc welder lung; Hemosiderosis; Siderotic pneumoconiosis.