Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Other Names:
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
A severe skin adverse drug reaction with skin detachment that can result in death. Mortality rates are 5% with SJS, 30-35% with TEN and 10-15% with transitional forms. Epidermal detachment may be extensive and to the entire skin surface. As in severe burns, fluid losses are massive, producing electrolyte imbalance.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST