Other members of the Copenhagen Study Group for Liver Diseases are: Paul Bennett, Olaf Bonnevie, Per Christoffersen, Jan Eriksen, Finn Hardt, Kurt Iversen, Svend G. Johnsen, Erik Juhl, Bodil Bygum Knudsen, Niels Milman, Hemming Poulsen, Leo Ranek, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen, Henrik Francis Thomsen, Åge Chr. Thomsen, Niels Tygstrup, Per Wantzin and Kjeld Winkler.
Sexual dysfunction in men with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. A comparative study
Article first published online: 10 DEC 2008
© 1985 Blackwell Munksgaard
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 94–100, April 1985
How to Cite
Jensen, S. B., Gluud, C. and The Copenhagen Study Group for Liver Diseases (1985), Sexual dysfunction in men with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. A comparative study. Liver, 5: 94–100. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0676.1985.tb00221.x
- Issue published online: 10 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 10 DEC 2008
- Accepted for publication 24 December 1984
- alcoholic cirrhosis;
- sexual dysfunction;
- non-protein-bound testosterone
ABSTRACT— Sexual dysfunction in men with alcoholic cirrhosis was investigated in young (< 56 years) outpatients with steady female partners. Sixty-one per cent (11/18) claimed sexual dysfunction, with erectile dysfunction and/or reduced sexual desire being the most common symptoms. Comparing patients with (n=11) and without (n = 7) sexual dysfunction, no significant differences were found concerning a number of pertinent clinical variables. This should be interpreted with caution, however, owing to the small number of patients in each group. The prevalence and type of sexual dysfunction were not significantly different comparing alcoholic cirrhotic men to chronic alcoholic men without overt liver disease (matched for duration of alcoholism, age and duration of partnership) and to insulin-dependent diabetic men (matched for age and duration of partnership). However, all groups had a significantly (p< 0.025) raised prevalence of sexual dysfunction when compared to men without chronic disease (matched for age and duration of partnership).