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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 al 1 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 al 2 recently …
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent I would like comment some aspects of De Jong’s et al. paper.
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