Prednisone (Brand names: Deltasone, Prednisolone, Orasone

A glucocorticosteroid drug, available in a variety of dosage forms.It is similar in action to cortisone.

[Media 1996 Steroid-chickenpox death] Parents sue over stress of death (prednisolone)

"Diseases such as chickenpox or measles can be very serious or even fatal in both children and adults who take this drug (Deltason/Orasone--generic name Prednisone, a steroid)."--PDR

Paine TF Jr.  Letter: Possible adverse effect of prednisone in SSPE.  N Engl J Med. 1974 Jun 6;290(23):1326. No abstract available.PMID: 4827637