Should We Use Colchicine for Acute Gout, and If So, How Much?

Scherger, Joseph E.
July 2010
Internal Medicine Alert;7/29/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 14, p105
The article discusses the use of Colchicum Automnale to cure acute gout.


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