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Title: Colchine-induced rhabdomyolysis in patient with chronic heart failure
Author(s): DEBIE, Karen , CONRAADS, Viviane , VRINTS, Christiaan
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 58    Issue: 6   Date: December 2003   
Pages: 561-562
DOI: 10.2143/AC.58.6.2005322

Abstract :
Gout is a common co-morbidity in patients with chronic heart failure and its treatment is complex. We report the case of a 58-year-old man with chronic severe heart failure who developed rhabdomyolisis after short-term intake of colchicine. Although colchicine is a highly effective therapy foracute gouty arthritis,the dosage should be carefully titrated in patients with chronic heart failure, especially if renal or liver disease are also present.

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