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Myopathy comprises a spectrum of muscle-related complications such as myalgia, myositis, rhabdomyolysis, and an asymptomatic increase in the concentration of creatine kinase.
Studies assessing the prevalence of statin-induced myopathy have produced varying results, but all point to a low incidence rate.
Many who develop the disorder are able to live a normal lifespan with little or no disability.
For others, however, the disorder can be progressive, severely disabling, life-threatening or fatal.