Chicken pox and steroids may be difficult to handle for childrenPediatric oncologists at the Brenner Children’s Hospital, a part of the Wake Forest University BaptistMedical Center , have disclosed that young children suffering from chicken pox and treated with steroids could be at a risk for a more severe virus incidence that may lead to death.

This finding is expected to act as a warning bell for medical practitioners who have been treating their young patients afflicted with chicken pox with steroids.

Chicken Pox, though mild in its nature, could be devastating in some cases. It is worthwhile to note here that as many as 12,000 people used to die because of this disease every year before the varicella vaccine was discovered.