Chinese red rice-induced myopathy.

Abstract:

:A middle-aged man presented with joint pain and muscle weakness that had begun 2 months before presentation. Three months before presentation, he had begun to take the herbal preparation Chinese red rice. Laboratory testing revealed a moderately elevated creatine phosphokinase level. Symptoms and laboratory abnormalities resolved with discontinuation of the Chinese red rice. Eight months later, he resumed the product and his creatine phosphokinase level rose again. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring component of Chinese red rice and was the probable cause of his myopathy.

journal_name

South Med J

journal_title

Southern medical journal

authors

Smith DJ,Olive KE

doi

10.1097/01.SMJ.0000100117.79718.DC

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2003-12-01 00:00:00

pages

1265-7

issue

12

eissn

0038-4348

issn

1541-8243

journal_volume

96

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