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Type: Journal article
Title: Cholestasis secondary to anabolic steroid use in young men
Author: Elsharkawy, A.
McPherson, S.
Masson, S.
Burt, A.
Dawson, R.
Hudson, M.
Citation: BMJ, 2012; 344(7843):e468-1-e468-3
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1756-1833
1756-1833
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Ahmed M Elsharkawy, Stuart McPherson, Steven Masson, Alastair D Burt, Robert T Dawson, Mark Hudson
Abstract: In the face of increasing societal pressure to achieve bodily perfection, young men in particular sometimes turn to anabolic steroids to help them achieve the body they want. The health consequences of this choice are often overlooked. We describe two cases of severe cholestatic liver disease in young men who had taken anabolic steroids with the aim of enhancing their body image.
Keywords: Humans; Cholestasis; Jaundice, Obstructive; Methandrostenolone; Anabolic Agents; Self Medication; Body Image; Adolescent; Adult; Male
Description: Journal section - Lesson of the Week
Rights: © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 2012
RMID: 0030009666
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e468
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