I am a practicing internist working on educational modules for the NHLBI professional educational materials for the Heart Truth Campaign. I have read some reports that refer to statin induced Lupus. I attended a conference that Dr. Petri presented at and asked her about the association. Can you direct me to any information about the risk of statin induced Lupus, especially in the Native American or Hispanic population?
Statin-induced lupus is very rare, with a limited number of published case reports. There has been one known death. There is no information in Native Americans nor in Hispanics.