Non-neoplastic or metabolic disease
Metal toxicity

Topic Completed: 01 August 2013

Revised: 27 December 2018

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PubMed Search: Bone[title]metal toxicity
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Cite this page: Pernick N Metal toxicity. website. Accessed January 22nd, 2019.
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