Failure of colchicine in the treatment of Mollaret's meningitis

Arch Intern Med. 1984 Nov;144(11):2265-6.


A 32-year-old man was hospitalized 23 times 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 or 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Colchicine / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningitis / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Meningitis / drug therapy*
  • Recurrence


  • Colchicine