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September 1988

Human Adjuvant Disease Following Augmentation Mammoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Dermatology (Drs Brozena, Fenske, and C. Espinoza), and Rheumatology (Drs Vasey, Germain, and L. Espinoza); Department of Pathology (Drs Fenske and C. Espinoza); and Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery (Dr Cruse), University of South Florida College of Medicine and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa.

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(9):1383-1386. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670090039008

• Two patients are described in whom a progressive systemic sclerosis-like illness developed several years after silicone augmentation mammoplasty. Both had removal of breast implants, followed by marked-to-complete recovery from clinical abnormalities. This entity is increasingly recognized and has become known as human adjuvant disease.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1383-1386)

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