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July 1979

Periodic PeritonitisPresent Management and Future Prospects

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(7):781-783. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630440043015

Thirty-three patients with periodic peritonitis were treated with colchicine for 863 patient-months of observation (average, 27 months). There is a personal optimum dose, and the daily requirement varies at 1 or 1.5 mg. All patients responded to treatment. Episodes were precipitated in all patients who stopped their medications. No side effects were noticed. Four normal full-term infants were born to patients taking colchicine during the study.

(Arch Intern Med 139:781-783, 1979)