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

The self-limiting nature of statin-induced rhabdomyolysis

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 23012203

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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.

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