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):

Report Date:

2017-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE