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Ibuprofen is a marker of soft tissue infection

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 13 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2072
  1. Nicholas D Moore, director, clinical research and clinical pharmacology1
  1. 1Bordeaux University Hospital, F-33076 Bordeaux, France
  1. nicholas.moore{at}

    The references cited in Ospina and Salcedo’s letter seem not to support the authors’ affirmation that ibuprofen increases the risk of soft tissue infection in varicella.1 Reference 3—the only methodologically sound study—says that the study data do not support the hypothesis that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or ibuprofen in particular, increase the risk …

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