Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 244-246

Late onset rhabdomyolysis developing secondary to atorvastatin therapy in a coronary artery disease patient

1 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, JNM Hospital, Kalyani, Nadia, India
2 Department of Medicine, Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, West Bengal, India

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Somak Kumar Das
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.153177

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Rhabdomyolysis, a clinical syndrome in which skeletal muscle damage and necrosis, is precipitated by multi-therapy is most frequently described during statin treatment. Rhabdomyolysis is a rare, but serious side-effect that may lead to renal failure and dangerous electrolyte abnormalities in patients. We report a case of rhabdomyolysis after 5 years of atorvastatin therapy in an elderly patient, in multi-treatment for coronary artery disease.

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