Indian Dermatology Online Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 693--700

Colchicine in dermatology: Rediscovering an old drug with novel uses


Kabir Sardana, Surabhi Sinha, Soumya Sachdeva 
 Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, ABVIMS and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kabir Sardana
Department of Dermatology, ABVIMS and Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
India

Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory agent which has been used for decades in the treatment of gout. The drug has a number of dermatological indications like Psoriasis, Sweet's syndrome, aphthosis, Behcet's disease, erythema nodosum, leukocytoclastic vasculitis and is consistently effective in neutrophilic disorders. Thought it is an affordable with minimal side effects, It has remained underutilized. However, it has novel uses and is being considered in COVID-19 due to its action on IL-1β and IL-6. This article presents a concise and up-to-date review focusing on its mechanisms of action and indications.


How to cite this article:
Sardana K, Sinha S, Sachdeva S. Colchicine in dermatology: Rediscovering an old drug with novel uses.Indian Dermatol Online J 2020;11:693-700


How to cite this URL:
Sardana K, Sinha S, Sachdeva S. Colchicine in dermatology: Rediscovering an old drug with novel uses. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];11:693-700
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