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Adverse Cutaneous Drug Eruptions

Editor(s): French L.E. (Zürich) 

Status: available   
Publication year: 2012
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Chemical Immunology and Allergy , Vol. 97
Editor(s): Renz H. (Marburg) 
XIV + 240 p., 43 fig., 30 in color, 34 tab., hard cover, 2012
Status: available   
ISSN: 1660-2242
e-ISSN: 1662-2898

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‘I could not identify another source of information comparable to this volume. The topic of drug-induced cutaneous reactions is often addressed in comprehensive texts on drug-induced diseases or allergy/immunology. Isolated chapters on drug-induced cutaneous reactions are typically condensed and do not offer the breadth or depth of information provided in this volume. This volume is well written and well referenced. It provides a single source of information from which one may answer the key questions about drug-induced cutaneous events, from how they clinically manifest to how they may be managed or prevented using skin testing and desensitization. This book would be a valuable addition to the libraries of those who are routinely confronted with suspected drug-induced dermatologic events.’

The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Vol. 46, No. 11, Nov. 2012

‘This well written and easy-to-read textbook reports a comprehensive list of dermatological manifestations of drug hypersensitivity with the help of many high-quality pictures which provide a resource for the reader to promptly recognize the skin lesions seen in real life clinical settings. For each clinical manifestation the authors explain in detail the possible offending drugs, the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, modalities to perform an accurate diagnostic work-up, and treatment options. This is not only a textbook on skin lesions in drug hypersensitive reactions but also a treatise on drug allergy itself as well as its underlying immunological mechanisms and how to optimally diagnose it.... A comprehensive overview of drug hypersensitivity, its molecular/immunological mechanisms, diagnostic approach and clinical dermatological features can be very useful for specialists in allergy, general practitioners, and medical students.’

Enrico Heffler, MD, PhD
University of Torino, Italy
Website of the World Allergy Association (WAO)

An indispensable tool for understanding, diagnosing and managing this common clinical problem
The skin is one of the most frequently involved organs in adverse drug reactions. Occurring with an incidence of 1-5% for certain types of drugs, cutaneous drug eruptions are mostly benign in nature, and comprise the maculopapular type of eruption and urticaria. However, about one third of them require hospital treatment, leading to a considerable burden for the health care system.
In this book, a selected group of experts provide an up-to-date, condensed and clinically relevant overview of the field of cutaneous drug eruptions, ranging from epidemiology and genetic predisposition to available therapeutic measures, including rapid drug desensitization. Reflecting the great progress made in recent years in this field, this publication will be a useful tool for a better understanding, diagnosis and management of cutaneous drug eruptions, not only for general physicians, dermatologists and clinical allergologists, but also for nurses and scientists.