Alvorlig komplikation i forbindelse med slankekur med humant choriongonadotropin


A 28-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain. Prior to admission she had injected human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) intramuscularly as part of a weight loss programme. A computed tomography detected a thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein and with a gynaecologic scan she was found to be six weeks pregnant despite using oral contraception. Treatment with anticoagulant therapy was started, and a surgical abortion was performed. hCG bought illegal is used as a part of a weight loss program. Whether HCG injected in small amounts is a risk factor of venous thrombosis and whether it is able to reduce the effect of oral contraception is unknown.

Bidragets oversatte titelSerious complications to a weight loss programme with HCG.
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger [online]
Udgave nummer30
Sider (fra-til)1410-1411
StatusUdgivet - 21 jul. 2014


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