Abstract Title:

Polymyalgia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other reactions in patients receiving HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: a report of ten cases.

Abstract Source:

Chest. 1999 Mar ;115(3):886-9. PMID: 10084510

Abstract Author(s):

M I Liebhaber, R S Wright, H J Gelberg, Z Dyer, J L Kupperman

Article Affiliation:

Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [email protected]


Ten patients who take hydroxy-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, or statin medications, and experience adverse reactions are described. All patients experienced various manifestations of hypersensitivity while receiving the drugs. One patient is described with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which was graphically demonstrated by both high resolution computerized axial tomography and open lung biopsy.

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