Cellular immune reactivities in women with silicone breast implants: a preliminary investigation.

@article{Ellis1997CellularIR,
  title={Cellular immune reactivities in women with silicone breast implants: a preliminary investigation.},
  author={Tina M. Ellis and Nancy S Hardt and Lisa Campbell and Dr. A. Piacentini and Mark A Atkinson},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={151-4}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical implantation of silicone breast prostheses has been conducted and considered safe for over 30 years. Some implant recipients, however, complain of a group of symptoms similar to those observed in connective tissue disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or polymyositis. To date, immunologic sequelae have not been confirmed and remain controversial. OBJECTIVE To examine an autoimmune-like basis for the "silicone associated disease" reported by some… CONTINUE READING