Immunoglobulin should be given if steroid dosage was >/=0.15 mg/kg/day in preceding three months

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.327b (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:327
  1. Isobel Burnett
  1. Consultant microbiologist Pathology Laboratory, Royal Halifax Infirmary, Halifax HX1 2XP

    EDITOR,—The report on near fatal chickenpox in a steroid user raises the importance of defining clearly, in mg/kg/day, the dosage of systemic steroid at which the scarce and costly varicella-zoster immunoglobulin should be given to non-immune steroid users in contact with people with chickenpox.1 The authors of the report suggest prophylaxis for users of “supraphysiological” dosages …

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