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Letter to the editor

Editor, – In the article 'Treatment of ocular toxoplasmosis' (Aust Prescr 2002;25:88-90) sulfadiazine is described as a sulfur analogue. It is, however, a sulfa analogue as sulfur is the element and sulfa, or sulfonamide, is the class of antimicrobial having the chemical group -SO2NHR in its structure.

Lisa Blair

Pharmacist

Cairns