Rhabdomyolysis secondary to interaction of fusidic acid and simvastatin

Sam L S Yuen and Bruce McGarity
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05482.x
Published online: 4 August 2003

Sam L S Yuen,* Bruce McGarity

  • 1 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050
  • 2 Bathurst Base Hospital, Bathurst, NSW.


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