Understanding lupus

Are breast implants related to lupus?

There has been a great deal of interest in this issue and to date there have been numerous well-controlled research studies since 1992 that have looked at this question. However, none has shown a clear association between silicone breast implants and the development of lupus disease. At the present time, as far as we know, there is no scientific evidence to indicate a cause-effect relationship between silicone breast implants and lupus.

To receive the most recent information on breast implants contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Breast Implant Information Line at 800-532-4440 or visit their website.

Medically reviewed on July 18, 2013

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