Statin-associated myasthenia gravis has been reported. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Statin-associated myasthenia gravis: report of 4 cases and review of the literature.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2006 Mar ;85(2):82-5. PMID: 16609346
Midwest Eye Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana 46280, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
A few recent individual case reports have suggested that a myasthenic syndrome may be associated with statin treatment, but this association is not well described. We report 4 patients who developed symptoms of myasthenia gravis within 2 weeks of starting treatment with a statin drug. In 1 case the drug appears to have exacerbated underlying myasthenic weakness, whereas in the other 3 cases, de novo antibody formation appears to be most likely. In each case, some degree of recovery followed discontinuation of the statin medication.