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Statins in systemic lupus erythematosus
  1. Carlos Abud-Mendoza
  1. Regional Unit of Rheumatology and Osteoporosis, Central Hospital ‘Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto’ and Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carlos Abud-Mendoza, Regional Unit of Rheumatology and Osteoporosis, Central Hospital ‘Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto’ and Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, 78300 San Luis, S.L.P., Mexico; c_abud{at}hotmail.com

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Statins represent an important therapeutic option for prescription by rheumatologists due to their preventive effects related to cardiovascular disease as well as their immunoregulatory activity.

De Jong et al1 recently published a report emphasising the use of statins as safety drugs, whose diverse effects in immune modulation could be related to autoimmune disorders. Although De Jong’s cohort shows no association with autoimmune disease development such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in our view, the data could support potential prevention of SLE.

Fasano et al2 recently …

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