Prolonged low grade fever. Is it because of juvederm?

I have had sudden onset of low grade fevers. I had juvederm injections three days prior. It's been 8 weeks now. Blood work shows elevated ESR and slightly positive ANA. Could the juvederm be doing this??

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Fever and Juvederm and blood work abnormality

Thank you for your question. Usually Juvederm is a safe product. The fever and blood abnormalities are most likely unrelated to your treatment since you are 3 weeks post treatment. I recommend that you see your primary physician for an evaluation and treatment. I hope you feel better soon!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Fever and Juvederm and blood work abnormality

Juvederm is a safe product and I don't know of any reports of blood abnormalities.  I would recommend that you have your general medical practitioner explore the reason for the blood abnormalities and the fever.  Please keep us posted. Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Thank you for posting your question.  While theoretically possible to form an infection (biofilm) around the Juvederm, it is extremely unlikely.  I cannot think of any association between the abnormal lab results and your filler injections.  Make sure that your injecting physician is aware of your condition.  If you are concerned, you can choose to dissolve the Juvederm.  Make sure your primary doctor or infectious disease specialist is aware of your history. Keep us in the loop.  Good luck!

Samuel Baharestani, MD
Long Island Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Prolonged low grade fever. Is it because of juvederm?

Hello Nicoleades,

Juvederm and other HA based fillers have not been linked to any autoimmune diseases to my knowledge.  An elevated ESR and postive ANA are usually associated with autoimmune diseases although they can also be non specific tests just showing inflammation.  It is more likely coincidence that this developed in close time to your filler injection.  

I would recommend you discuss this with a rheumatologist and mention the Juvederm injection for completeness, but I would not think they are related.  

I hope this helps and good luck.  

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
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