metal fume fever

an occupational disorder occurring in those engaged in welding and other metallic operations and due to inhalation of volatilized metals; it is characterized by sudden onset of thirst and a metallic taste in the mouth, followed by high fever, muscular aches and pains, shaking chills, headache, weakness, diaphoresis, and leukocytosis. Subtypes include brassfounder's fever and spelter's fever. A related condition is polymer fume f. Called also foundryman's f.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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