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Book Review
Litt's Drug Eruption and Reaction Manual 22nd Edition
  1. Phil Wiffen
  1. Correspondence to Professor Phil Wiffen, Pain Research Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK; phil.wiffen{at}

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Litt JZ. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group 2016. £127. ISBN: 978-1-4987-6138-3

When this 500-page book landed on our office table, it caused quite a stir. Comments such as ‘What is drug eruption?’ and DRESS syndrome? Everyone who picked it up just could not put it down, so what is this book?

Basically, it is a clinical reference guide to adverse drug reactions (ADRs), drug interactions and other safety information for prescription and over-the-counter medicines. As well as individual agents, it also covers drug classes.

The book is divided into several sections. The first is an A–Z listing of over 800 medicines using the generic name. Each entry then lists the main …

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