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Acute pneumonitis secondary to subcutaneous silicone injection

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S20071

Keywords: silicone, silicone embolism, silicone pneumonitis, alveolar hemorrhage, pneumonitis

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cute pneumonitis secondary to subcutaneous silicone injection Case report (2327) Total Article Views Authors: Gopie P, Sakhamuri S, Sharma A, Solomon S, Teelucksingh S Published Date June 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 477 - 479 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S20071 Priya Gopie, Sateesh Sakhamuri, Anu Sharma, Sanjeev Solomon, Surujpal Teelucksingh Clinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad Abstract: Following silicone injection, end organ toxicity can occur. To our knowledge this report documents the first case of silicone embolization in the Caribbean and serves to highlight an emergent danger associated with its illicit use for cosmetic purposes in this region.

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