Sudden or Unnatural Deaths Involving Anabolic‐androgenic Steroids

  title={Sudden or Unnatural Deaths Involving Anabolic‐androgenic Steroids},
  author={Shane Darke and Michelle Torok and Johan Duflou},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Sciences},
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) are frequently misused. [] Key Method To determine causes of death, characteristics, toxicology, and pathology of AAS positive cases, all cases (n = 24) presenting to the New South Wales Department of Forensic Medicine (1995-2012) were retrieved. All were male, and the mean age was 31.7 years. Deaths were mainly due to accidental drug toxicity (62.5%), then suicide (16.7%) and homicide (12.5%). Abnormal testosterone/epitestosterone ratios were reported in 62.5%, followed…
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