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Rhabdomyolysis and lupus

Yoonsun Mo, Fletcher Nehring, Andrew H Jung, Seth T Housman
PURPOSE: To report a case of isolated daptomycin-induced acute liver injury without elevations in creatine kinase (CK) levels or kidney dysfunction. SUMMARY: A 49-year-old female with a history of pancreatitis, lupus, diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and chronic pain syndrome presented to the emergency department with alteration in mental status and acute liver failure. The patient had been treated with daptomycin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) endocarditis for 3 weeks...
June 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Louise D Verdolin, Alice R Borner, Henrique Mussi, Ronaldo A Gismondi, Bruno Schau, Ricardo C Ramos
This report describes the case of a woman with systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) that developed rhabdomyolysis after being infected by dengue virus. There are only a few cases of SLE accompanied by rhabdomyolysis, none of them associated with dengue fever. Initially, the woman presented high fever, myalgia, muscular weakness, mild headache, polyarthralgia and thrombocytopenia reminding a lupus flare, but since the number of people infected by dengue at that time was high and the symptoms from both conditions are similar, a dengue serology was requested...
July 2014: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Ada Lo Schiavo, Rosa Valentina Puca, Francesca Romano, Roberto Cozzi
Statins, also known as 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaril-CoA reductase inhibitors, are well-tolerated drugs used for prevention of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Although they are generally considered safe, some serious adverse effects, such as myositis, myopathy, and rhabdomyolysis can rarely occur. Furthermore, recent data from long-term follow-up on patients who have been taking statins for a long period of time suggest that prolonged exposure to statins may trigger autoimmune reactions. The exact mechanism of statin-induced autoimmune reactions is unclear...
2014: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Marco Julio García-Reynoso, Liz Eliana Veramendi-Espinoza, Henry Jeison Ruiz-Garcia
A 45 year-old man went to the emergency room due to disease duration of 15 days of insidious onset and progressive course. It began with symmetrical weakness and pain in feet and ankles that extends upward to the knees. Later, this progressed to paraparesis with Creatine phosphokinase levels of 44,270 U/L and respiratory failure that required mechanical ventilation. Electromyography and muscle biopsy of quadriceps were made. The patient responded to corticotherapy in pulses and supporting management. The presentation of ascending paresis suggested the diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome...
May 2014: Reumatología Clinica
Santhosh G John, Jennifer Thorn, Richard Sobonya
Association of statins with autoimmune disorders is rarely reported. We report a case of an apparently healthy 76-year-old woman who was on long-term statin therapy presenting with severe rhabdomyolysis, autoimmune hepatitis, and positive lupus antibodies. Patient presented with complaints of worsening fatigue, leg cramps, and progressive weakening of lower extremities over 3 weeks. The patient was on simvastatin daily for several years. Clinical examination on admission included muscle tenderness, lower extremity edema, and ascites...
July 2014: American Journal of Therapeutics
Aurélia L Martinho, Andreia Capela, Fernanda Duarte
The Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the exocrine glands with extraglandular manifestations in up to 25% patients. Renal involvement occurs in 18.4-67% of cases, with tubulointerstitial nephritis being the most frequent pathology. We present the case of a 37 year-old woman admitted because of generalized grade 2 muscle weakness which developed over a week. We detected: hypokalemia, rhabdomyolysis, urinary pH 6.5, proteinuria and metabolic acidemia...
March 2012: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Jozélio Freire de Carvalho, Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Eloisa Bonfa
The authors describe herein the sixth lupus case that evolved with rhabdomyolysis. A 36-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with malaise, myalgia, dysphagia, fever, preserved muscle strength, leukocytosis (15,600 cells), and increased creatine kinase of 1,358 IU/L that reached 75,000 IU/L in few days. She denied the use of myotoxic drugs and alcohol. Urine 1 showed false positive for hemoglobinuria (myoglobin) without erythrocytes in the sediment, confirming the diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis...
September 2011: Rheumatology International
John D Reveille, Francis M Williams
The pandemic caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has entered its second quarter-century, with 40 million people now affected worldwide - particularly in Africa, where the impact has been most devastating. A complex array of rheumatic disease manifestations has been described, including diseases specific to HIV infection such as HIV-associated arthritis and the diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome; other conditions which occur prominently in HIV-positive individuals include vasculitis, reactive and psoriatic arthritis and HIV-associated polymyositis, opportunistic musculoskeletal infections, and finally disorders that were originally ameliorated by HIV infection, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus...
December 2006: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
Gwenaëlle Veyrac, Laurent Cellerin, Pascale Jolliet
The 3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A (HGM-CoA) reductase inhibitors, or statins, are competitive inhibitors of the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. Generally, statins have an excellent safety profile. Elevations of liver transaminases and creatine phosphokinase with myalgia have been associated with the use of HGM-Co A reductase inhibitors, case reports of rhabdomyolysis are rare, most occurring with concomitant use with other drugs such as cyclosporin, fusidic acid and gemfibrozil. We describe here the clinical case of a patient who developed interstitial lung disease as probably a result of the use of statins which particularly increased with long-term atorvastatin treatment...
January 2006: Thérapie
Naomi Creel, Victoria Werth
We describe a patient who developed rhabdomyolysis 6 weeks after starting combination therapy with hydroxychloroquine and quinacrine for the treatment of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE). Myopathy due to 4-aminoquinolone antimalarials has been well documented. It is plausible that quinacrine may induce muscle injury in a manner similar to other antimalarials but, to our knowledge, rhabdomyolysis associated with antimalarial therapy has not been reported.
March 2005: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
H C Maltz, D L Balog, J S Cheigh
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of rhabdomyolysis in a cadaveric renal transplant (CRT) patient receiving atorvastatin and cyclosporine. CASE SUMMARY: A 40-year-old Asian woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented with bilateral lower-extremity weakness and elevated concentrations of creatine kinase (CK), aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, and alkaline phosphatase after two months of concomitant therapy with atorvastatin and cyclosporine...
November 1999: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
J Schubert, H Manschwetus, G F Walter, H Zeidler, R E Schmidt
In systemic lupus erythematosus as a multi-system disease the involvement of skeletal muscle has been described as a rather mild polymyositis, myopathy or inclusion-body myositis. Here we present a patient with a severe lupus presenting with a fulminant myositis with rhabdomyolysis and panniculitis.
April 1991: Immunität und Infektion
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