Acute colchicine poisoning presenting as symptomatic hypocalcaemia.

Author

Frayha RA, Tabbara Z, Berbir N

Date

11/1984

Journal

Br J Rheumatol

Abstract

Symptomatic hypocalcaemia was the dominant feature of acute colchicine poisoning in a young female with periodic polyserositis. Experimental data suggest that colchicine-induced hypocalcaemia is secondary to colchicine inhibition of bone resorption.