Systemic immune reactions to HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Report of 4 cases and review of the literature.


Four patients with systemic autoimmune disorders, 3 of a serious nature, presented to 1 cardiologist over a 20-month span. In 3 of these cases, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor was presumably etiologic, while in the fourth case, the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor might have unmasked the disorder. It would be useful to determine the true frequency of this… (More)