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April 1988

Cutaneous Side Effects of Drugs

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(4):604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670040086036

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Cutaneous Side Effects of Drugs is the authorized English-language edition of Kutane Arzneimittelnebenwirkungen, by Konrad Bork, MD, which was published in German in 1985 by FK Schattauer Verlag, Stuttgart, West Germany. The book was translated by Thomas DeKornfeld, MD. The book is primarily written for practicing family practitioners, internists, and pediatricians. Unlike most books written about the side effects of drugs, the author places strong emphasis on the clinical features of drug rashes.

After a brief introductory chapter on general clinical and pathogenetic features of drug eruptions, the author describes in detail the clinical features of drug reactions involving the skin, hair, nails, and oral mucosa. There are also chapters in which mucocutaneous symptoms with or without visible eruptions, dermatoses exacerbated by drugs, cutaneous changes at the sites of injections, and adverse reactions to drug additives are described. In the concluding chapter, diagnostic procedures used to identify the offending medication

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