Positive pleiotropic effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor on vitiligo

@article{Nol2004PositivePE,
  title={Positive pleiotropic effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor on vitiligo},
  author={Martin No{\"e}l and Claude Gagn{\'e} and Jean Bergeron and Jean Jobin and Paul Poirier},
  journal={Lipids in Health and Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are commonly used in medicine to control blood lipid disorder. Large clinical trials have demonstrated that statins greatly reduces cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality in patients with and without coronary artery disease. Also, the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors has been reported to have immunosuppressive effects. We describe an unusual case of regression of vitiligo in a patient treated with high dose simvastatin. The relation between… CONTINUE READING
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