Immunology of Silicones

The subject of this book is about the response of the immune system to silicones. The chemistry of silicones and composi- tion of commonly used silicone breast implants is described. It has been estimated that around 800,000 women in the U.S. have been recipients of silicone breast implants and ther...

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Main Author: Potter, Michael
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Rose, Noel R. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1996, 1996
Series:Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The subject of this book is about the response of the immune system to silicones. The chemistry of silicones and composi- tion of commonly used silicone breast implants is described. It has been estimated that around 800,000 women in the U.S. have been recipients of silicone breast implants and there is much concern about the biological reaction to material contained within these implants. Silicones interact with proteins and tissues, usually in a non-specific way. The question of whether silicone implants cause disease was not the subject of this book. It does seem generally accepted that under special circumstances silicone gels can induce the formation of chronic granulomas and act as immunological adjuvants. The main benefit is the ability to develop a perspective on this field often clouded by controversy
Physical Description:XX, 430p. 136 illus online resource
ISBN:9783642852268