Journal of Family and Community Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119--121

The self-limiting nature of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis


Abdulsalam A Al-Sulaiman1, Nora I Al-Muslim1, Abdulaziz A Al-Quorain2, Raed M Al-Sulaiman2 
1 Department of Neurology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulsalam A Al-Sulaiman
Department of Neurology, KFHU, P.O. Box 40180, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Statins have come to the forefront of treatments for hyperlipidemias, coronary artery diseases and strokes. They have been shown to cause myotoxicity and rhabdomyolysis. In most cases, rhabdomyolysis is self-limiting and needs supportive therapy. Two cases of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis are reported emphasizing the definition, risk factors, clinical features and the self-limiting nature of the disorder.


How to cite this article:
Al-Sulaiman AA, Al-Muslim NI, Al-Quorain AA, Al-Sulaiman RM. The self-limiting nature of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis.J Fam Community Med 2009;16:119-121


How to cite this URL:
Al-Sulaiman AA, Al-Muslim NI, Al-Quorain AA, Al-Sulaiman RM. The self-limiting nature of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];16:119-121
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