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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2008; 10(2): 112-115.
Colchicine-induced Acute Myopathy in a Renal Recipient
Jin-Soo Kim, Chae-Won Shin, Huijun Yang, Jun Soon Kim, and Yoon-Ho Hong
Copyright © 2008 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Colchicine is a drug used for the treatment of acute gouty arthritis or various autoimmune diseases. Gastrointestinaladverse effects such as abdominal pain and vomiting are the common side effects of the drug, but rarely myopathy hasbeen reported to occur particularly in renal recipients who were treated concomitantly with immunosuppressants. Herein,we report a case who presented with acute myopathy after treated with colchicine for acute gouty arthritis.
Key words: Colchicine, Myopathy, Renal failure
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