This study was published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 2001 Oct;7(5):340-5
Study title and author:
A case of atorvastatin combined toxic myopathy and inflammatory myositis.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Missouri, MA 425, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17039167
This paper reports the case of a 76-year-old male patient undergoing statin therapy.
(i) The patient had elevations of muscle enzymes and was diagnosed with inflammatory polymyositis (chronic inflammation of the muscles) combined with statin toxic myopathy (muscle disease).
(ii) His symptoms and enzyme abnormalities resolved with the removal of the statin medication.
This case highlights the association between statins and inflammation of the muscles.