Multiorgan dysfunction due to colchicine
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Keywords:colchicine, toxicity, multiorgan
Colchicine is used in the treatment of many diseases. It should be used very carefully as the treatment dose and toxic dose are very close to each other and may lead to multiorgan failure. Although colchicine toxicity is usually seen in suicidal use, it may also occur when used in therapeutic doses. In this report, we present a case of a 70-year-old patient who used colchicine due to pericardial effusion over two months and died from multiorgan failure, to draw attention to colchicine toxicity due to using it in therapeutic doses.
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