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With the continuing introduction of new drugs it is likely there will be an increase in the number of nonspecific and specific cutaneous reactions. The problems associated with the diagnosis of drug reactions is probably best shown by Figure 208, which shows a patient with thrombocytopenic purpura who was taking 23 medications. Dr. Bork's book, originally published in Germany in 1985 and recently translated into English, is an excellent reference source. My initial concern was that the differences in therapeutic approaches between the United States and Europe might limit the appropriateness of the book for a United States audience. But
Cutaneous Side Effects of Drugs.. Ann Intern Med. ;108:781. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-5-781_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(5):781.
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