silicone disease

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silicone disease

A proposed autoimmune condition allegedly linked to leakage of silicone into surrounding breast and/or systemic penetration thereof.
 
Alleged clinical findings
Fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, synovitis, serositis, sicca syndrome (dry eyes and mouth), dermatitis, alopecia, lymphadenopathy, gastrointestinal symptoms, fever, night sweats and cognitive dysfunction.
 
Diagnosis
Clinical features, history, microscopy, inductively coupled plasma emission spectroscopy.
References in periodicals archive ?
My daughter has been in contact with a doctor in London researching silicone poisoning, which she thinks I may have.
London, March 15 (ANI): A snake attacked an Israeli model during a sexy photoshoot by biting into her surgically enhanced breast and later died from silicone poisoning.
However, just as he was settling into his ringside seat (pun intended) Jim was stunned to discover his favourite dancer (let's call her Senga) was unwell - silicone poisoning, I'd guess, or perhaps a nasty paper cut from a pounds 10 note.
The procedure has been at the centre of a major health scare since reports of silicone poisoning surfaced in the early nineties.
Silicone Support UK, a national charity which represents 2,500 women who claim to have suffered ill health from silicone implants says at least 60,000 British women have suffered a range of illnesses as a direct consequence of silicone poisoning.
14, 1995--Consumer attorneys, who represent some of the tens of thousands of women suffering from silicone poisoning as a result of leaking or ruptured breast implants, criticized a new settlement offer by three makers of silicone gel breast implants.
We already know of one woman who has died from silicone poisoning and two others who are very ill.
The decision confirms the findings of British experts who ruled last year that silicone poisoning doesn't exist.
Mrs Mary Bowler, aged 26, of North Walsham, Norfolk, alleges her daughters chronic stomach cramps, severe skin problems and food allergies are a result of silicone poisoning.
The decision comes after British experts ruled last year that silicone poisoning does not exist.
The decision confirms a ruling by a British expert panel last year that silicone poisoning does not exist.
The panel insisted that silicone poisoning does not exist.