Bone
Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease
Metal toxicity

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 October 2016, last major update August 2013

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PubMed Search: Bone[title]metal toxicity
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Definition / general
  • Causes: aluminum (from antacids), iron, fluoride
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Increased osteoid, but well demarcated mineralization front and minimal osteoblasts
Positive stains
  • Aurintricarboxylic acid highlights aluminum