Abuse of anabolic‐androgenic steroids and bodybuilding acne: an underestimated health problem

  title={Abuse of anabolic‐androgenic steroids and bodybuilding acne: an underestimated health problem},
  author={B. Melnik and T. Jansen and S. Grabbe},
  journal={JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft},
  • B. Melnik, T. Jansen, S. Grabbe
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • JDDG: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft
  • Abuse of anabolic‐androgenic steroids (AAS) by members of fitness centers and others in Germany has reached alarming dimensions. The health care system provides the illegal AAS to 48.1 % of abusers. Physicians are involved in illegal prescription of AAS and monitoring of 32.1 % of AAS abusers. Besides health‐threatening cardiovascular, hepatotoxic and psychiatric long‐term side effects of AAS, acne occurs in about 50 % of AAS abusers and is an important clinical indicator of AAS abuse… CONTINUE READING
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