Abstract Title:

[Terminal myoglobinuric renal failure in lovastatin therapy with pre-existing chronic renal insufficiency].

Abstract Source:

Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1996 ;108(11):334-7. PMID: 8767987

Abstract Author(s):

G Biesenbach, O Janko, U Stuby, J Zazgornik

Article Affiliation:

2. Medizinische Abteilung des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses der Stadt Linz.


Atraumatic rhabdomyolysis with consecutive oliguric renal failure occurred in a 67-year-old man with chronic renal insufficiency in the pre-dialysis phase after four years of therapy with lovastatin without complications. Diuresis remained low after normalization of the muscle enzymes, and the patient required chronic hemodialysis. This case report shows that lovastatin-associated rhabdomyolysis with consecutive myoglobinuric renal failure can be seen also after long-standing lovastatin therapy. In pre-existing renal insufficiency this can lead to earlier requirement of chronic dialysis treatment.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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