Knowledge Check

Which of the following statements about testosterone therapy is/are true:

a
Has a dose-dependent stimulating effect on erythropoiesis
b
Oral formulations have the highest risk of erythrocytosis
c
Testosterone-induced erythrocytosis may occur within months of therapy
d
Testosterone-induced erythrocytosis has been shown to increase the risk of thrombosis

The following is/are treatment options of testosterone-induced erythrocytosis.

a
Stop the testosterone
b
Stop the testosterone and reinitiate at lower dose when hematocrit normalizes
c
Switch testosterones formulations
d
Increase the does of testosterone
e
Institute phlebotomy and continue with current testosterone regimen
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