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Immunolog of Silicones Michael Potter

Immunolog of Silicones

Michael Potter

Published June 26th 1996
ISBN : 9783540602729
Hardcover
430 pages
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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. haveMoreThe 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.