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

@article{Wagner2011StatininducedFM,
  title={Statin-induced focal myositis of the upper extremity. A report of two cases.},
  author={Matthias Wagner and Marion M{\"u}hldorfer-Fodor and K J Prommersberger and Rainer Schmitt},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={258-60}
}
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… CONTINUE READING