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2022 Nov

Isr Med Assoc J



Are Chronic Pain Syndromes the Reason for Statin-associated Muscle Symptoms?


Sheinin R, Nogueira A R, Bragazzi NL, Watad A, Tiosano S, Gonen T, Sharif K, Kameri Y, Amital H, Amital D, Cohen H
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Nov; 24(11):719-726.
PMID: 36436038.


Statin-induced myalgia is defined as muscle pain without elevation of serum creatine phosphokinase levels and is a well-known complaint among statin users. Chronic pain syndromes affect a high percentage of the population. These pain syndromes may confound the reports of statin-induced myalgia.