Abstract Title:

[Simvastatin-induced dermatomyositis].

Abstract Source:

Hautarzt. 2009 Jun ;60(6):489-93. PMID: 18853127

Abstract Author(s):

A Rasch, M Schimmer, C A Sander

Article Affiliation:

Eduard-Arning-Klinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg , Lohmühlenstrasse 5, 20099, Hamburg. raschastrid@hotmail.com


Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory autoimmune disease. The association between a lipid-lowering drug like pravastatin and the development of a musculocutaneous syndrome has been reported in single case reports only. We present the first report of a simvastatin induced dermatomyositis in a 71-year-old woman with positive Mi-2-Antibodies to point out this rare side effect of the increasingly prescribed statins. In future simvastatin should be considered as a possible trigger of dermatomyositis.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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