• Oral colchicine therapy was used successfully in the treatment of three patients with dermatitis herpetiformis, although the degree of disease control varied. The condition of a fourth patient did not improve. A trial of colchicine is suggested when conventional therapy with dapsone or sulfapyridine is contraindicated or when a gluten-free diet cannot be employed.
(Arch Dermatol 116:1373-1374, 1980)
Silvers DN, Juhlin EA, Berczeller PH, McSorley J. Treatment of Dermatitis Herpetiformis With Colchicine. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(12):1373-1374. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640360047016