Acute Renal Failure Associated with Cosmetic Soft-Tissue Filler Injections -- North Carolina, 2007

Branton, M.; Bivins, A. D.; Terrado, L. T. R.; Green, M.; Langley, R.; Campbell, D.; Sutter, M.; Schier, J.; Lando, J.; Patel, P. R.; Jhung, M.; Goode, B.; Moore, Z. S.
May 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/2/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 17, p453
The article reports on medical cases of renal failure in women who had received cosmetic soft-tissue filler injections at a facility in North Carolina on December 27, 2007. Reportedly, the injections, reported to be silicone oil, were given by a practitioner with no medical training or supervision. Details on the symptoms and medical complaints experienced by each patient are given. Also noted are the findings of an investigation by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH).


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