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Table 3 Characteristics of women with connective tissue disease but without silicone implants in whom paraproteinemia was identified from Group 2 and Group 5

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

Age (years) Ethnicity Connective tissue disease Serum paraprotein (isotype)a
32 Hispanic Undifferentiated connective tissue disease IgG(κ)
43 White Polymyositis IgG(κ)
47 Hispanic Undifferentiated connective tissue disease IgG(κ)
55 White Dermatomyositis IgG(κ) x2, IgG(λ)
56 Black Polymyositis IgG(κ), IgM(λ)
65 White Undifferentiated connective tissue disease IgG(κ)
All: 49.7 ± 11.6    
Group 2 patients only (n = 4): 55.8 ± 7.4
  1. Subjects are listed in increasing order of age and the first 3 cases (italicized) are from Group 5. aBased on protein electrophoresis, all paraprotein bands were considered weak (defined as <1 g/l).