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Pulmonary embolism associated with the use of anabolic steroids.
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PMID:  18395167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 56-year-old man with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). He had been given intramuscular injections of testosterone and the anabolic-androgenic steroid nandrolone, due to a muscle injury, a total of three times prior to manifestation of the symptoms. An ultrasonographic examination of the right leg revealed a DVT and computed tomography of the pulmonary arteries showed PE. The thromboembolic episodes in this previously healthy patient were in all probability associated with intramuscular injections of testosterone and nandrolone, to which there is a clear correlation in time.
Sissela Liljeqvist; Anders Helldén; Ulf Bergman; Mårten Söderberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1879-0828     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-08     Completed Date:  2008-06-04     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Södersjukhuset, SE-118 83, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Anabolic Agents / adverse effects*
Androgens / adverse effects*
Injections, Intramuscular
Leg / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Muscle, Skeletal / injuries
Nandrolone / adverse effects*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology*,  radiography
Sprains and Strains / drug therapy
Testosterone / adverse effects*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Venous Thrombosis / etiology,  ultrasonography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anabolic Agents; 0/Androgens; 434-22-0/Nandrolone; 58-22-0/Testosterone

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