423 e-Letters

published between 2006 and 2009

  • Comment on: Dapsone therapy for Henoch-Schonlein purpura: a case series
    Jae Seung Lee

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest an article on Dapsone therapy for Henoch-Schonlein purpura: a case series by Iqbal et al.[1] They reported the clinical course of 8 children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) treated with dapsone due to the severity or persistence of their symptoms. All gained clinical response from treatment, but six of eight relapsed after treatment was stopped and nephritis was observed in fi...

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  • Tongue-ties and breastfeeding
    D Mervyn Griffiths

    Dear Editor,

    The humble tongue-tie, like the foreskin, generates enormous quantities of hot air, with little evidence to support it. I welcome the decision by the Archives of Disease in Childhood to commission a Perspective on Tongue-tie in the same month that NICE (1) has issued its positive guidance on the same topic.

    Hall and Renfrew begin by stating their bias. Mine is that the Archives of Disease i...

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  • Postgraduate training in UK: whither uniformity?
    Anjay M A Pillai

    Dear Editor,

    Like many others, this article makes the mistaken assumption that medical career and training in UK is facilitated only by the official "RCPCH approved" training pathways. It totally ignores the aspirations and career plans of the huge workforce of doctors who are employed in so called non-training posts. In many places they equal or at times outnumber the Training grades.

    Perhaps it is time fo...

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