75. Drug Reactions

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist1,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist2,3,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin) Consultant Dermatologist Visiting Professor4,5 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist6
  1. S. M. Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch75

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Breathnach, S. M. (2010) Drug Reactions, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch75

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

  2. 2

    St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

  3. 3

    Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY, UK

  5. 5

    University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA1 2HH, UK

  6. 6

    The Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Author Information

  1. St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161695

Online ISBN: 9781444317633

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Keywords:

  • drug reactions;
  • drug, defined as chemical substance or combination of substances;
  • adverse drug reaction (ADR) - undesirable clinical manifestation, due to administration of particular drug;
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) - at increased risk for ADRs;
  • incidence of drug eruptions - adverse cutaneous drug reactions (ACDRs);
  • drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome;
  • antivertigo drugs and cerebrovascular dilators;
  • hormones and related compounds - ACTH and systemic corticosteroids;
  • neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis - reaction pattern to chemotherapeutic agents;
  • radiographic contrast media and radiopharmaceuticals radiographic contrast media

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Types of clinical reaction [1-13]

  • Important or widely prescribed drugs

  • Management of drug reactions

  • References