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Saline Breast Implant Fluid Collection and Reactive Arthritis in a Patient With Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.
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PMID:  21325958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome is a potentially lethal condition with an increasing incidence over the last 30 years. We present the case of a 55-year-old patient with signs and symptoms of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. This patient's presentation was unique in that it was followed by an accumulation of fluid in her breast implant in addition to a polyarticular reactive arthritis. We propose that the patient's reactive arthritis is consistent with the diagnosis of post-streptococcal reactive arthritis, a variant of acute rheumatic fever, which similarly to its variant is immunologically driven. We hypothesize that the fluid collection in the patient's breast implant was triggered by her infection and was also immunologically mediated.
Omid Kohannim; Zachary Rubin; Mihaela Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *David Geffen School of Medicine, †Department of Medicine, and Divisions of ‡Infectious Diseases and §Rheumatology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
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