Abstract Title:

Statin-induced focal myositis of the upper extremity. A report of two cases.

Abstract Source:

Eur J Radiol. 2011 Feb ;77(2):258-60. Epub 2011 Jan 12. PMID: 21232890

Abstract Author(s):

M Wagner, M Mühldorfer-Fodor, K J Prommersberger, R Schmitt

Article Affiliation:

Department of Radiology, Herz- und Gefäßklinik GmbH, Salzburger Leite 1, D-97616 Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. [email protected]


Statins are widely used to lower increased cholesterol levels with the aim to prevent major cardiovascular events. However, they bare the risk of myotoxic side effects. We report on two patients with focal weakness and pain in the upper extremities. In both patients, abnormal MRI signal heights in the muscle groups involved were indicative of the final diagnosis of focal myositis during statin therapy.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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