Accession Number : AD1040714

Title :   Acute Liver Failure in a Deployed Soldier

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Gancayco,John

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Report Date : 13 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Introduction: Supplements can be a dangerous source of casualties in the deployed setting. This case describes an incidence of acute hepatic injury induced by Hydroxycut. Supplements, like Hydroxycut, are non -regulated and often proprietary blends lea ding those taking them unaware of potential risk. Following this case, the Afghanistan Captured Material Exploitation {ACME) lab at Bagram conducted chemical analysis of several supplements used by soldiers to investigate the potential threat.

Descriptors :   military personnel , medical research , vitamins , nutrition physiology , liver

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE