Mesenteric vein thrombosis caused by secondary polycythaemia from AndroGel.

Abstract

Mesenteric vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially lethal cause of abdominal pain. It is usually caused by prothrombotic states that can either be hereditary or acquired. Testosterone supplementation causes an acquired prothrombotic state by promoting erythropoeisis thus causing a secondary polycythaemia. We report a case of a 59-year-old man with a… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206023

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