Hand Book on Adverse Drug Reactions in T B Treatment
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
|Date of Web Publication||12-Jun-2019|
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
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Gaur S N. Hand Book on Adverse Drug Reactions in T B Treatment. Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2019;33:59
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
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.