Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Short Communication Volume 5 Issue 7

Eosinophilic Fasciitis Induced by Fluvastatin

JL Romero Ballarín*

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Hospital of Cabueñes, Gijόn, Spain

*Corresponding Author: JL Romero Ballarín, Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Hospital of Cabueñes, Gijόn, Spain.

Received: May 23, 2022; Published: June 14, 2022


A 65 - year- old woman without relevant diseases was evaluated for disseminated skin lesions after the begining of fluvastatin therapy for hypercholesterolemia diagnosis.

After a week of fluvastatin treatment she developed generalized myalgia, starting by lower limbs and progressed rapidly involving also upper limbs so that fluvastatin was suspended. 4 months after the statin onset, showed severe swelling skin in arms demonstrating groove sign (Figure 1) and joint contractures which restricted normal movement at elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. Neither Raynaud phenomenon nor sclerodactilia was present [1-4].


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  4. Varga J and Kahari VM. “Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, eosinophilic fasciitis, and related fibrosing disorders”. Current Opinion in Rheumatology 9 (1997): 562-570.


Citation: JL Romero Ballarín. “Eosinophilic Fasciitis Induced by Fluvastatin".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.7 (2022): 61-62.


Copyright: © 2022 JL Romero Ballarín. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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