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Phosphorus Necrosis of the Jaw (Phossy Jaw)

Specialty:

Otolaryngology
Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology

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Description:

"Phossy Jaw" is an osteonecrosis affecting the jaws of people exposed to white or yellow phosphorus. The condition was an occupational hazard that disappeared after the use of phosphorus was banned from certain industries.

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