BNF any more. That was one good use of the white coat but white coats are now a thing of the past. But we found a BNF somewhere and the BNF revealed all. Hydroxycarbamide is the new name for hydroxyurea. Hydroxyurea is used to lower platelets and the patient was taking it for essential thrombocytosis. Problem solved.
This post was first published on 10th May 2007. Dr Crippen, it seems, is still having problems. By the way he is wrong about the spelling of 'fetus'.