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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

A rare case of statin-induced quadriparesis: Electromyographic and histopathological correlation

Department of Cardiology, GMC, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Ankur Kamra
F5, Good Earth Hermitage Apartments, Chevayur, Kozhikode, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_20_17

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Statins play a vital role in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular complications and statin therapy continues to be cornerstone in treating patients with dyslipidemia. However, statin-associated myopathy affects up to 10%–12% of patients which can range from myalgia to a severe muscle weakness and rhabdomyolysis. Histopathological features and neuroimaging changes of statin-induced weakness are not studied so often. We present a case of 65-year-old female patient who presented with quadriparesis and myalgia-induced by statins; and we tried to find histopathological and electromyographic changes associated with statin-induced myopathy.

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