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2008 | 3 | 2 | 229-231
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IgA Myeloma and Still’s Disease in a patient with bilateral silicone breast implants

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We report a case of a woman with bilateral silicone breast implants who presented with recurrent high grade fever, joint and muscle aches. An extensive workup failed to indicate an infectious source of her illness, so based on her symptoms a clinical diagnosis of Adult Onset Still’s disease was made. However, subsequent investigations revealed raised IgA paraprotein levels in her serum which led to a bone marrow examination. Bone marrow examination was consistent with IgA Myeloma. Chemotherapy was commenced which led to a decrease in the paraprotein level. In addition, she was treated with non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and intraarticular steroid injections which provided marked symptomatic relief. The case indicates a possible association of Myeloma and Adult Onset Still’s Disease in a patient with bilateral silicone breast implant.
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3
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2
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229-231
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1 - 6 - 2008
online
9 - 4 - 2008
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_s11536-008-0025-y
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