• Connective-tissue disease occurring after cosmetic surgery with silicone injections or implants has been reported. This disorder has been called human adjuvant disease. One patient is described in whom a chylous effusion and systemic lupus erythematosus–like disorder developed after mammary augmentation with silicone gel–filled prostheses. This patient represents still another example of human adjuvant disease. A brief review of the literature regarding human adjuvant disease is also presented.
(Arch Intern Med 1989;149:1194-1196)
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