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Bleeding oesophageal varices associated with anabolic steroid use in an athlete.
  1. P. J. Winwood,
  2. D. A. Robertson,
  3. R. Wright
  1. Department of Medicine II, Southampton General Hospital, UK.


    A 30 year old bodybuilder who had been taking anabolic steroids for 18 months presented with bleeding oesophageal varices. Serious liver disease secondary to anabolic steroids including peliosis hepatis, nodular hyperplasia and malignant change is well recognized. We report what is, to our knowledge, the first case of bleeding oesophageal varices associated with the use of anabolic steroids.

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