Amended card is used in OxfordBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7046.1608b (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1608
- John Reynolds,
- Tom Jones,
- Julie Madden,
- Sarah Schofield
- Clinical lecturer in clinical pharmacology University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 9DU
- Primary care medical adviser Pharmaceutical adviser Oxfordshire Health, Oxford OX3 7LG
- Formulary pharmacist Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU
EDITOR,—We applaud the initiative of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, presented by Feher and colleagues, in producing a leaflet that warns patients of the dangers of chickenpox if they are taking corticosteroids and which it issues with the standard national steroid card.
In Oxfordshire there has been an enhanced awareness of this hazard of corticosteroid taking since the death in 1992 from chickenpox of a …
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