Autoantibodies in patients with silicone implants.


We assessed the prevalence of autoantibodies in women with silicone implants and controls. Five hundred consecutive patients with silicone implants, 25 age-matched normal women, 25 women with silicone implants and no rheumatic symptoms, and 100 women with fibromyalgia were tested. Immunofluorescence antinuclear antibodies (ANA) were performed using HEp-2… (More)


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@article{Bridges1994AutoantibodiesIP, title={Autoantibodies in patients with silicone implants.}, author={Angela Bridges and J. D. Anderson and Debra Burns and K L Kemple and Jeffrey D. Kaplan and T E Lorden}, journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism}, year={1994}, volume={24 1 Suppl 1}, pages={54-60} }