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A 57-year-old female asked:

Could synvisc (hylan g-f 20) injections in the knee trigger a systemic autoimmune reaction?

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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Egg/chicken allergy: Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) reactions are either an inflammatory response locally in the knee or can be systemic if related to a chicken or egg allergy. If you suspect this may be the cause, consider seeing an allergist. Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is derived from rooster comb, this the chicken and egg issue.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Unlikely, but possib: Unlikely, but possible. What was the reaction? Did it precipitate a gout attack or is there an infection?

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Last updated Dec 28, 2016

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