When Should Statins Be Stopped?
  • Mário Bibi
    Hospital Pedro Hispano, Sra. da Hora, Portugal
  • Ana Ferro
    Hospital Pedro Hispano, Sra. da Hora, Portugal
  • Filipa Guimarães
    Hospital Pedro Hispano, Sra. da Hora, Portugal
  • Paulo Coelho
    Hospital Pedro Hispano, Sra. da Hora, Portugal
  • Inês Chora
    Hospital Pedro Hispano, Sra. da Hora, Portugal


Mycobacterium chelonae, statin-induced rhabdomyolysis, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin


Mycobacterium chelonae is a non-tuberculous mycobacterium that can cause skin infections in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of skin infection by this agent in a woman with dyslipidaemia, that culminated in statin-induced rhabdomyolysis due to the combination of clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin and simvastatin.



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    Published: 2021-06-15
    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)

    How to cite:
    Bibi M, Ferro A, Guimarães F, Coelho P, Chora I. When Should Statins Be Stopped?. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002661.

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