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From: Serum proteins and paraproteins in women with silicone implants and connective tissue disease: a case–control study

Figure 2

Serum proteins and immunoglobulins in women with connective tissue disease and paraproteinemia with/without silicone implants. Ref. (filled columns), reference intervals; S- (open circles), six women from Groups 2 and 5 with connective tissue disease (CTD) but no silicone implants (see Table 3); S+ (open triangles), seven women from Group 1 with CTD and silicone implants (see Table 2); and S+M, (open rectangles), 10 women (Group 6) with CTD, silicone breast implants, and previously identified paraproteinemia (see Table 4). Alpha 1, α1-globulin; alpha 2, α2-globulin; beta, β-globulin; gamma, γ-globulin.

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