A Rare Case of Statin-induced Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy

Cureus. 2020 Apr 1;12(4):e7500. doi: 10.7759/cureus.7500.


Statin-associated myopathy comprises of a spectrum of conditions ranging from benign myalgias to statin-induced immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. Statin-induced immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy is an autoimmune condition wherein there is a destruction of normal skeletal muscular architecture that can be severely debilitating if not recognized promptly. Given its rarity, management is a challenge. We present one such case that was managed with aggressive immunosuppression.

Keywords: autoimmune; coronary artery disease; drug-related side effects and adverse reactions; statin-induced necrotizing autoimmune myopathy.

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  • Case Reports