A case of an adolescent patient with idiopathic recurrent pericarditis is reported. On several occasions during a period of 3.5 years he was shown to be dependent on corticosteroid therapy, and he became cushingoid, After corticosteroids were substituted with colchicine, no further relapses occurred during a period of 29 months. In accordance with the first published pediatric results, colchicine represents an effective and well-tolerated alternative therapy for recurrent idiopathic pericarditis and might replace prolonged administration of corticosteroids.

Prevention of recurrences of corticosteroid-dependent idiopathic pericarditis by colchicine in an adolescent patient / A. Brucato, R. Cimaz, E. Balla. - In: PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0172-0643. - 21:4(2000), pp. 395-396.

Prevention of recurrences of corticosteroid-dependent idiopathic pericarditis by colchicine in an adolescent patient

A. Brucato;R. Cimaz;
2000

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A case of an adolescent patient with idiopathic recurrent pericarditis is reported. On several occasions during a period of 3.5 years he was shown to be dependent on corticosteroid therapy, and he became cushingoid, After corticosteroids were substituted with colchicine, no further relapses occurred during a period of 29 months. In accordance with the first published pediatric results, colchicine represents an effective and well-tolerated alternative therapy for recurrent idiopathic pericarditis and might replace prolonged administration of corticosteroids.
idiopathic recurrent pericarditis; colchicine
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
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