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Statin-Associated Autoimmune Myopathy

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Three articles on PainSci cite Mammen 2016: 1. The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain2. 38 Surprising Causes of Pain3. Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements for Pain & Healing

PainSci notes on Mammen 2016:

A good review of the phenomenon of muscle pain caused by statins, the popular and important drugs we take to lower cholesterol. For more information, see Dr. Harriet Hall’s reporting on the paper, or my summary of the issue in 38 Surprising Causes of Pain.

original abstract Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.

Statins are widely used and lower the risk of death from cardiovascular causes. In a fraction of patients, an autoimmune myopathy may develop, characterized by the development of autoantibodies to the target enzyme, HMG-CoA reductase.

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