Abstract Title:

Gitelman's syndrome presenting as intolerance to statin therapy.

Abstract Source:

Ann Clin Biochem. 2005 May ;42(Pt 3):232-3. PMID: 15949161

Abstract Author(s):

Danielle B Freedman, David Housley

Article Affiliation:

Department of Chemical Pathology, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ, UK.


Several factors predisposing patients to statin-induced myopathy have been described. We describe a patient whose statin intolerance was associated with changes in serum potassium arising from previously undiagnosed Gitelman's syndrome.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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