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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040714.pdf


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
      Toxicology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE