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Are some cases of connective tissue disease, such as scleroderma, related to artificial joints or silicone breast implants? Contradictory findings continue to plague research into this area.
Silicone and scleroderma revisited. This review describes the mechanisms by which silicone may mediate autoimmunity in general, as well as the evidence for causal associations with more specific autoimmune syndromes in general, and scleroderma in particular. Lupus.
Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: Silica Exposure.
Case Report: Scleroderma–like syndrome in a woman with silicone breast implants – critical review of the literature. We present a case of the scleroderma-like syndrome in a 48-year-old woman with a broken silicone breast implant and a review the current literature on this issue. PubMed, Reumatologia, 2019;57(1):55-58.
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) with anti-RNA polymerase III positivity following silicone breast implant rupture: possible role of B–cell depletion and implant removal in the treatment. This result may support data suggesting that B-cell depleting therapy may decrease specific autoantibody level in SSc patients, and that these changes are associated with disease improvement. PubMed, Rheumatol Int, 02/03/2017. (Also see B Cells and T Cells)
Cindy Fuchs-Morrissey: Mother of a Progressive Systemic Sclerosis Child Hilary has an aggressive form of scleroderma with swallowing problems, bowel problems, fatigue, acral bone dysplasia of the hands and feet…
Jewell: Diffuse Progressive Systemic Sclerosis When I think back, I had been getting sick for a long time. I just did not know it…
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