Letters to the Editor
- John Walker
- Aust Prescr 2009;32:88-9
- 1 April 2009
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2009.017
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Regarding my previous correspondence (Aust Prescr 2008;31:88-9), I suppose one has to accept the Americanism 'sulfur', but this applies to chemical 'sulphur' as used in dandruff preparations. When sulphonamide preparations first came on the market they were conveniently referred to as 'sulfa' drugs and therefore allergy to these drugs is 'sulfa' allergy and not 'sulfur allergy' as your article stated.
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Edgecliff, NSW