Statins, inflammation, and sepsis: Hypothesis

Yaniv Almog

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Sepsis and septic shock are complex inflammatory syndromes. Multiple cellular activation processes are involved, and many humeral cascades are triggered. Statins have anti-inflammatory properties. Our preliminary observations indicate that patients receiving therapy with statins may have a lower incidence of severe sepsis. We hypothesize that statins have a strong protective effect against sepsis by virtue of diverse anti-inflammatory effects that are independent of their lipid-lowering ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Apoptosis
  • Nitric oxide
  • Sepsis
  • Statins


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