Polymyalgia, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other reactions in patients receiving HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: a report of ten cases.
Chest. 1999 Mar ;115(3):886-9. PMID: 10084510
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten patients who take hydroxy-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors, or statin medications, and experience adverse reactions are described. All patients experienced various manifestations of hypersensitivity while receiving the drugs. One patient is described with hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which was graphically demonstrated by both high resolution computerized axial tomography and open lung biopsy.