Autoimmune hepatitis associated with atorvastatin use has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Autoimmune hepatitis revealed by atorvastatin.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Aug ;15(8):921-4. PMID: 12867804
Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Immunology Unit, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.
Cases of acute hepatitis induced by statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors) have been reported. A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of fatigue, jaundice and altered liver function tests while on treatment with atorvastatin. On the basis of clinical, serological and histological findings, a score leading to a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis was reached. We suggest that atorvastatin may have revealed an underlying autoimmune hepatitis.