Anabolic androgenic steroids, an easily forgotten cause of polycythaemia and cerebral infarction

M.S.Y. Low, S. Vilcassim, P. Fedele, G. Grigoriadis

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Excessive anabolic androgenic steroids (both exogenous and endogenous) are known causes of polycythaemia and ischaemic cardiovascular events. Despite this, they are commonly forgotten in the workup of patients. We report a case of exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid-induced polycythaemia and stroke and explore possible pitfalls for clinicians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-499
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Polycythaemia
  • Stroke
  • Testosterone

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