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