European Journal of Rheumatology
Case Report

Sjögren’s syndrome after silicone breast implantation


Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2015; 2: 165-166
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2015.0106
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Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands, leads to dryness of the mouth and eyes. Herein, we present a case of Sjögren’s syndrome that developed after silicone breast implantation. A cause-effect relationship between breast implantation and Sjögren’s syndrome has not been established. However, the possibility of such an association should be considered when a patient with silicone implants is admitted to the hospital for treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome.

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