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August 1991

Lovastatin-Induced Lupus Erythematosus

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From the Cardio-Diagnostic Clinique, Fairmont, WVa.

Arch Intern Med. 1991;151(8):1667-1668. doi:10.1001/archinte.1991.00400080147030

Two patients, a 64-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man, developed a lupuslike syndrome due to lovastatin therapy, confirmed by signs, symptoms, and positive fluorescent antinuclear antibodies are herein published. The lovastatin-induced lupus was completely reversible on withdrawal of the agent.

(Arch Intern Med. 1991;151:1667-1668)

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