Silicone breast implants and connective tissue disease: no association

@article{Lipworth2010SiliconeBI,
  title={Silicone breast implants and connective tissue disease: no association},
  author={Loren Lipworth and Lisbet R. Holmich and Joseph K. Mclaughlin},
  journal={Seminars in Immunopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={287-294}
}
The association of silicone breast implants with connective tissue diseases (CTDs), including systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia, as well as a hypothesized new “atypical” disease, which does not meet established diagnostic criteria for any known CTD, has been extensively studied. We have reviewed the epidemiologic literature regarding an association between cosmetic breast implants and CTDs, with particular emphasis on results drawn from the… Expand
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