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Important issues in systemic therapies monitoring

In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of systemic drugs in dermatology. Systemic medications do have important adverse effects and, therefore, monitoring is an integral part of the treatment when a patient is started on such medications. The aim of monitoring is to identify any adverse effects at the earliest opportunity and to address how they can be reversed. Catastrophic side-effects, including death, can occur due to unpredictable idiosyncratic effects of medicines.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(4): 24–27
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