Immunome Research

Immunome Research
Open Access

ISSN: 1745-7580

Yehuda Shoenfeld

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Talpiot Medical Leadership Program, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

  • Review Article   
    The Downside of Beauty: ASIA Syndrome Associated with Local Silicone Injections: A Literature Review
    Author(s): Mirabelle Ruyer-Thompson, Abel Guérin, Vânia Borba*, Josef Haik, Moti Harats, Hector Enrique Quiros-Lim and Yehuda Shoenfeld

    Silicone has been widely used over the last two decades, mainly for aesthetic purposes. Growing data show that local free/liquid silicone injections, used as body filler, are possibly related to the onset of adverse effects, with autoimmune and inflammatory features. Several reactions have been described, some of which can be classified as ASIA-Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants. Clinical presentations range from local inflammatory reactions to full-blown systemic autoimmune diseases. These cases share the similar chronological, clinical and histopathological features, as well as treatment rationale. The link between silicone breast implants and autoimmune disorders are still under debate, but local liquid silicone injections adverse effects are sporadically reported. The aim of this review is to identify common features of autoimmune and inflammatory adverse effect.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/1745-7580.21.s4.7391

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