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Low testosterone in a male adolescent bodybuilder: Which diagnosis holds more weight?
Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014
© 2014 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2014 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
How to Cite
Woodhill, I., Cooper, C., Zacharin, M., Cukier, K. and Vuillermin, P. (2014), Low testosterone in a male adolescent bodybuilder: Which diagnosis holds more weight?. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12495
- Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 OCT 2013
- eating disorder;
- nutritional supplement;
- performance-enhancing substance;
We present the case of a 16-year-old male who presented reporting a 6-month history of lowered mood, fatigue, anhedonia, disturbed sleep and heightened anxiety. On further questioning he reported restricted eating and weightlifting for at least 1 h on a daily basis. Investigations revealed findings compatible with secondary hypogonadism. The potential causes of secondary hypogonadism including structural lesions, muscle dysmorphia and use of illicit anabolic steroids are discussed.