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

@article{Melnik2007AbuseOA,
  title={Abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids and bodybuilding acne: an underestimated health problem.},
  author={Bodo C Melnik and Thomas Jansen and Stephan Grabbe},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={110-7}
}
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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