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High doses statins administration causing rhabdomyolysis: case report

Rhabdomyolysis has been the theme in medical literature for the last fifty years. In these last decades, with statins being used in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention events, this theme returns and statins are now pointed as the trigger to this almost always fatal complication. Rhabdomyolysis due to statins administration occurs mainly in association with other drugs. Our case reports on a patient with fatal statin-induced rhabdomyolysis whose medical history included diffuse atherosclerotic disease.

Rhabdomyolysis; Statins; Myopathy; Hypercholesterolemia; Simvastatin

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