Colchicine in the management of mucous membrane pemphigoid.


Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) usually runs a chronic and potentially devastating course. Its management requires long-term oral corticosteroids. Safe and effective adjuvant or steroid-sparing agents are needed. In this retrospective observational study with a follow-up extending to 16 years (mean: 4 years), 60% (9/15) of all patients with MMP were lesion-free under oral steroid therapy combined with a second immunosuppressant agent. Colchicine was the most effective, clearing from at least one individual mucosal site lesions in 67% (8/12) of patients. Colchicine may be suggested as a first-line corticosteroid-sparing regimen in the management of MMP.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2011.01438.x

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@article{Chaidemenos2011ColchicineIT, title={Colchicine in the management of mucous membrane pemphigoid.}, author={Georgios Chaidemenos and Theodoros Sidiropoulos and Paraskevoula Katsioula and Thalia Koussidou-Eremondi}, journal={Dermatologic therapy}, year={2011}, volume={24 4}, pages={443-5} }