The use of colchicine, a treatment for acute gout and familial Mediterranean fever, is limited by its toxicity. A relatively low dose of colchicine may be fatal. After a colchicine overdose, monitoring should include 6–12 hourly serum troponin measurements. A rising troponin level predicts cardiovascular collapse and is an indication for more intensive management.
- Tn I, troponin I
- Cardiovascular collapse
- colchicine overdose
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