The authors review the case of a 30-year old female hair-dresser, into the breasts of whom silicone-gel implants have been implanted for cosmetic reasons. Ten months after the operation Löfgren-syndrome evolved, which improved only temporarily after the removal of the implants. The present symptom-free state, existing for 6 months now, required a 17-month corticoid therapy. The authors share the view that in rare cases silicon-gel implants might induce an autoimmune reaction, which is unforeseeable. When it is rightly presumed that human adjuvant disease or some other specified systemic disease is evolving, it is advisable that the implants should be removed and the patient should be treated with immunological therapy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 27 1998|
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