Indian Journal of Dermatology
BOOK REVIEW
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 249-

Litt's drug Eruption and reaction manual


Abhishek De 
 Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Abhishek De
Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
India




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De A. Litt's drug Eruption and reaction manual.Indian J Dermatol 2019;64:249-249


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De A. Litt's drug Eruption and reaction manual. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];64:249-249
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Editor : Neil H. Shear

Publisher : CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group. 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300. Boca Raton. FL 334872742

Year : 2019

Location : Florida, USA

Edition : 25th, 2019

Printed at : CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group. 6000 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 300. Boca Raton. FL 334872742

Pages : 400

Price : Paperback $164.21 Hardback 434.76

ISBN : 13:978-0-367-03065-0 (Paperback); 13:978-0-367-03068-1 (Hardback)

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Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Manual continued to be the bible for a drug reaction. Since newer drugs are getting introduced and newer drug reactions are getting reported much more frequently with the turn of the millennium; an updated copy of this book has become mandatory for any dermatology practitioners and residents.

The editor for this edition, Neil H. Shear suggested that “gliptins” are the drugs to watch for reaction in 2019. The book, like previous editions, contains A-Z listing of 1000 generic drugs and included 38 new drugs. This listing included the trade names of the manufacturing pharmaceutical companies, indications, half-life, interactions, pregnancy category, summary, and evidence of adverse reactions. It also included the description of important drug reactions. The manual used 24 innovative tables to summarize the reaction profile of important classes of drugs.

This edition introduced known genetic risks that are associated with a drug reaction and can be screened prior to drug therapy. This may not be very relevant in all parts of the world, especially in India, but it promises to be the future of drug safety norm, as the appropriateness of testing becomes part of the practice.

This edition of Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Manual will help medical practitioners to make informed and safe decisions when prescribing, to keep healthcare professionals remain more pharmacovigilant. It will also serve as a quick and easy reference tool for physicians, pharmacists, residents, and academicians.

It is needless to say that this book is highly recommended; the editor strongly emphasized the readers should also use the app of the project for ready reference.