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J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Jul;64(7):93-94.

Statin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis.

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1
Associate Consultant, Dept. of Critical Care.
2
Consultant, Dept. of Medicine.
3
Consultant and Head, Dept. of Critical Care, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Abstract

Rhabdomyolysis is syndrome characterized by muscle necrosis which causes the release of myoglobin into the bloodstream. The manifestations of this syndrome range from asymptomatic elevation of muscle enzymes to life-threatening cases associated with extremely high enzyme levels, electrolyte imbalance and acute renal failure. Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include dark urine, muscle weakness and fatigue. Statins are the most commonly used drugs for prevention and management of dyslipidemia. We present an interesting case report on statin induced rhabdomyolysis with renal failure.

PMID:
27759359
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