Metal fume fever

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metal fume fever --> brass founder's fever

An occupational disease, characterised by malaria-like symptoms, due to inhalation of particles and fumes of metallic oxides. Fumes are formed by evaporation at very high temperature and condensation in air into fine particles.

Synonym: brass founder's ague, foundryman's fever, metal fume fever, zinc fume fever.

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