Failure of colchicine in the treatment of Mollaret's meningitis

Academic Article


  • A 32-year-old man was hospitalized 23 time in 11 years because of attacks of Mollaret's meningitis. Colchicine (0.6 mg twice daily) was administered for 15 months but failed to decrease the severity for the frequency of attacks. The prophylactic efficacy of drugs in Mollaret's meningitis is difficult to assess because episodes are unpredictable and remissions occur spontaneously. There remains no established therapy for Mollaret's meningitis.
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    Author List

  • Stamm AM; Livingston WK; Cobbs CG; Dismukes WE
  • Start Page

  • 2265
  • End Page

  • 2266
  • Volume

  • 144
  • Issue

  • 11