Cellular immunodeficiency and autoimmunity in long-term mineral oil administration.

  title={Cellular immunodeficiency and autoimmunity in long-term mineral oil administration.},
  author={Leman Yel and William Yawei Chen and Sudhir Gupta},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={92 1},
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous mineral oil injection is an old-fashioned practice used mostly for cosmetic purposes. Infection, ulceration, subcutaneous nodules, and autoimmune activation are among the known adverse effects. Immunodeficiency has not been previously reported in association with mineral oil injection. OBJECTIVE To report the case of a 43-year-old woman who performed long-term self-administration of mineral oil and was found to have both cellular immunodeficiency and autoimmunity… CONTINUE READING