When Should Statins Be Stopped?
KeywordsMycobacterium 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.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)