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Paecilomyces variotii contamination in the lumen of a saline-filled breast implant

, : Paecilomyces variotii contamination in the lumen of a saline-filled breast implant. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 98(7): 1323

In response to a report of an intraluminal saline implant contamination by P. variotii (Young, V. L. (et al.) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (1995) 96, 1430-34), 5 further previously reported cases of breast implant infections are described.

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Accession: 002914674

DOI: 10.1097/00006534-199511000-00032

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