Lovastatin-induced lupus erythematosus

Arch Intern Med. 1991 Aug;151(8):1667-8.


Two patients, a 64-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man, developed a lupuslike syndrome due to lovastatin therapy, confirmed by signs, symptoms, and positive fluorescent antinuclear antibodies are herein published. The lovastatin-induced lupus was completely reversible on withdrawal of the agent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lovastatin / adverse effects*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / chemically induced*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Lovastatin