Abstract Title:

Rosuvastatin-induced thrombocytopenia.

Abstract Source:

South Med J. 2010 Jul ;103(7):676-8. PMID: 20531065

Abstract Author(s):

Ioannis Vrettos, Sotiris Papageorgiou, Christina Economopoulou, Vasiliki Pappa, Panagiotis Tsirigotis, Nikolaos Tountas, Theofanis Economopoulos, John Dervenoulas

Article Affiliation:

Second Department of Internal Medicine, Propaedeutic, University of Athens, Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, Haidari, Athens, Greece.


Rosuvastatin, a statin indicated for patients with primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia and familial hypercholesterolemia, is well tolerated by most patients. Its most common adverse effects are gastrointestinal derangement, muscle aches and hepatitis. One rare complication of statin treatment is severe thrombocytopenia. The case of a 65-year-old patient who developed severe thrombocytopenia while on rosuvastatin is presented, in addition to a review of the literature.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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