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Intranasal pain in a patient with Behçet’s disease

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 11 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m525

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Re: Intranasal pain in a patient with Behçet’s disease

Dear Editor,

Thank you for publishing Dr Tsunoda and Dr Endo's article on nasal pain with bullae due to herpes simplex infection. It is a good illustration of the problems associated with recurrent herpes simplex infection in the immunosuppressed. I should take this opportunity to point out that the patient remains at risk of a further recurrence as she needs long term oral steroids for her Behcet's disease and prophylactic aciclovir should be considered to prevent them.

Competing interests: No competing interests

30 March 2020
Venkata S Gudi
Core Trainee in Psychiatry
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Wedgwood House, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2QZ