Adjuvant anabolic agents: a case report on the successful use of oxandrolone in an HIV-positive patient with chronic stasis ulceration

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2001 Jul;28(4):215-8. doi: 10.1067/mjw.2001.116252.


Chronic venous stasis ulcers and HIV represent 2 prevalent disease processes in the urban wound care setting. To best serve our patients, it is important that the wound care team carefully consider the impact of comorbidities and consider use of nutritional interventions. In this article we report the use of the anabolic agent oxandrolone to successfully treat an HIV-positive man with stasis ulceration.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anabolic Agents / pharmacology
  • Anabolic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chronic Disease
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxandrolone / pharmacology
  • Oxandrolone / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Varicose Ulcer / drug therapy*
  • Varicose Ulcer / pathology
  • Varicose Ulcer / virology*
  • Wound Healing / drug effects


  • Anabolic Agents
  • Oxandrolone