Phenotype standardization for statin-induced myotoxicity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Statins are widely used lipid-lowering drugs that are effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Although they are generally well tolerated, they can cause muscle toxicity, which can lead to severe rhabdomyolysis. Research in this area has been hampered to some extent by the lack of standardized nomenclature and phenotypic definitions. We have used numerical and descriptive classifications and developed an algorithm to define statin-related myotoxicity phenotypes, including myalgia, myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, and necrotizing autoimmune myopathy.

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Cited Authors

  • Alfirevic, A; Neely, D; Armitage, J; Chinoy, H; Cooper, RG; Laaksonen, R; Carr, DF; Bloch, KM; Fahy, J; Hanson, A; Yue, Q-Y; Wadelius, M; Maitland-van Der Zee, AH; Voora, D; Psaty, BM; Palmer, CNA; Pirmohamed, M

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 470 - 476

PubMed ID

  • 24897241

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4172546

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-6535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/clpt.2014.121


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States