Nathalie M. Leung, MD; Teik Chye Ooi, MBBS, FRCPC, FRACP; Matthew J. McQueen, MBChB, FRCPC, PhD
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Leung NM, Ooi TC, McQueen MJ. Use of Statins and Fibrates in Hyperlipidemic Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders. Ann Intern Med. 2000;132:418-419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-132-5-200003070-00020
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(5):418-419.
TO THE EDITOR:
Therapy with statins and fibrates for hyperlipidemia may result in myositis and even rhabdomyolysis (1-3). The risk is increased when statins and fibrates are used in combination (4, 5). Myositis is especially undesirable in patients with underlying neuromuscular disorders. The literature contains no information on the use of statins and fibrates in such patients. We present a retrospective case series of patients with various neuromuscular disorders in whom statins, fibrates, or a combination of both was used.
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