[In Medea's gardens--two tales of colchicine]

Huynh-Do, U (2006). [In Medea's gardens--two tales of colchicine]. Therapeutische Umschau, 63(12), pp. 783-7. Bern: Huber

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Colchicine is a highly active alkaloid used in the treatment of acute inflammatory syndromes such as Mediterranean fever, M. Behçet or gouty arthritis. The two cases we present here illustrate exemplarily the pros and contras of colchicine therapy. In the first case, colchicine was successfully given for recurrent febrile attacks due to acute rheumatic fever. The second patient unfortunately had a fatal colchicine intoxication. The pharmacology of colchicine, the clinical features associated with overdose and the options for treatment are discussed. Colchicine should not be given in combination with macrolides, especially in patients with renal insufficiency.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

UniBE Contributor:

Huynh-Do, Uyen

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

17133301

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:47

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:42

PubMed ID:

17133301

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19810 (FactScience: 2787)

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