Statins and myositis


I submitted several questions regarding possible statin induced myositis and rhabdomyolysis on 1/16/09. I have a serious and pressing matter. How long does it take to get a response? According to the website, as of today, the last time a question in this category was answered was on 12/5/08. Thank you!


Dear Ken,

We can’t answer all of the questions submitted.  There are far too many. We chose the ones that have the greatest learning potential and applicability to others who visit the site.   Plus, the site does focus on arthritis, not all of the rheumatic diseases (such as myositis).  However, if you want to re-send your question (I couldn’t find an entry from you on 1-16-09), I’ll keep a look out for it.

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.