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Podoconiosis (Silica-Related Non-Filarial Elephantiasis)

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Transcutaneous introduction of silica can eventually lead to lymphedema of the lower extremity, a condition called podocionis (pod = foot + coniosis = dust). This is reminiscent of pneumoconiosis, with deposits of silica causing a fibrosis that eventually problems.

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