In Reply: While there may be some theoretical increased risk of S aureus cutaneous infections because of the effect of statins on lipids in the skin, it is not clear what role statin use has played in the changing epidemiology of S aureus infections. Other studies suggest that statins may ameliorate sepsis because of their anti-inflammatory effect. 1
Letters To The Editor
In reply: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A link to statin therapy?
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2008 May;75(5):328-329
Susan Rehm, MD
Medical Grand Rounds
- Susan J. Rehm, MD
S aureus is rearing its ugly head in new and interesting ways, both in the hospital and in the community.