Vitamin D Serum Levels in Patients with Statin-Induced Musculoskeletal Pain.

Vitamin D Serum Levels in Patients with Statin-Induced Musculoskeletal Pain. Dis Markers. 2019;2019:3549402 Authors: Pennisi M, Di Bartolo G, Malaguarnera G, Bella R, Lanza G, Malaguarnera M Abstract Introduction: Statin-associated muscle symptoms are common side effects of statin therapy. These symptoms include myopathy, myalgia, and rhabdomyolysis. Vitamin D has been associated with musculoskeletal health; thus, its deficiency may produce detrimental effects in this tissue. Indeed, one symptom of vitamin D deficiency is myalgia, and the normalization of low vitamin D levels can relieve it. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study examined 1210 statin-treated patients to assess vitamin D status. These patients were divided into two groups: 287 with statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) and 923 control patients without SAMS. Results: We have found a significant association between deficient and insufficient vitamin D status and statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS). Vitamin D deficiency (
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