Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

BOOK REVIEW
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-

Hand Book on Adverse Drug Reactions in T B Treatment


SN Gaur 
 Secretary, NCCP(I); Editor-in-Chief, IJAAI; Ex-Director(Acting) and Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S N Gaur
Secretary, NCCP(I); Editor-in-Chief, IJAAI; Ex-Director(Acting) and Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi
India




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Gaur S N. Hand Book on Adverse Drug Reactions in T B Treatment.Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2019;33:59-59


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Gaur S N. Hand Book on Adverse Drug Reactions in T B Treatment. Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];33:59-59
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Author : Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Co-Authors : Dr. Nikhil Gupta; Dr. D. Behera

Publisher : Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi

Edition : First

Year of Publication: : 2019

Number of Pages : 194

ISBN : 978-93-5270-106-3

DOI : First Edn., 2019

Price : INR 541

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The book is written as a handy reference containing a detailed mention about adverse reactions to the anti-tuberculosis (T.B.) drugs. The authors are known in the field of Pulmonary Medicine, especially Tuberculosis.

The book is divided into 21 chapters based on normal pharmacology of anti-T.B. drugs including the drugs used in drug-resistant T.B., their adverse reactions, drug interactions among them, and the management of adverse reactions with modification of the treatment regimen. Interaction of anti-T.B. drugs with antiretroviral drugs has been described in a separate chapter.

The chapters have separately dealt with the drugs used in fresh and drug-resistant T.B. cases.

The treatment of fresh and drug-resistant T.B. in special circumstances such as pregnancy, liver disorders, and renal disease has been discussed nicely.

Epidemiology of adverse drug reactions has been separately described in fresh and drug-resistant cases.

Treatment strategies in such cases have been described separately for drugs used in fresh and drug-resistant cases.

The chapters have tables and X-rays for better understanding. All chapters have a list of further suggested reading and few have references.

The matter is written in simple language and the description is easily understandable.

I am sure that the book will be useful, and I recommend it for persons attached to the specialty of Respiratory/Pulmonary Medicine, especially Tuberculosis in General, and for postgraduate students of the specialty.