Spontaneous compartment syndrome in association with simvastatin-induced myositis

J L Walker, G H Smith, M S Gaston, C M Robinson

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Compartment syndrome as a result of simvastatin-induced myositis is extremely rare. This case discusses a patient with spontaneous onset compartment syndrome that necessitated four-compartment fasciotomy. A thorough investigation into its cause highlighted statin-induced myositis as the most likely aetiological agent. When investigating a patient with unexplained spontaneous compartment syndrome it is important to consider drug-induced myositis. This case reinforces the difficulty faced in diagnosing spontaneous compartment syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-6
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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