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Diagnostic assessment of haemorrhagic rash and fever
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    Re: Details on the use of antipyretics?

    Dear Editor

    In response to Dr Feller's comment we can inform you:

    That we have not recorded the use of antipyretics.

    However, in Denmark, the only drug used for this purpose in children is paracetamol. Ibuprofen and similar NSAIDS are not used. Therefore, a side effect of this group of drugs cannot account for any of the large group of children in whom we found no explanation of the disease....

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    Details on the use of antipyretics?
    Dear Editor,

    The article by Nielsen et al.(Arch Dis Child Aug 2001), as well as previous articles and letters of many contributors in earlier editions and elsewhere, in considering "diagnosis" in children presenting with purpuric rash(with or without systemic illness), all fail to report on presence or absence of one particular factor. This is details of use of anti- pyretics, other than paracetamol(ace...

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