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

Keywords

Mycobacterium chelonae, statin-induced rhabdomyolysis, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin

Abstract

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)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    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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