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What is Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

What is Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis: A skin condition causing widespread blisters to erupt over greater than 30% of the body.
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis: A skin and mucous membrane disease characterized by an eruption of macules, papules, nodules, vesicles, and/or bullae with characteristic "bull's-eye" lesions usually occurring on the dorsal aspect of the hands and forearms.
    Source - Diseases Database

Toxic epidermal necrolysis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Toxic epidermal necrolysis, or a subtype of Toxic epidermal necrolysis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Toxic epidermal necrolysis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Introduction

Types of Toxic epidermal necrolysis:

Broader types of Toxic epidermal necrolysis:

How serious is Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Prognosis of Toxic epidermal necrolysis: usually rapid progression and death occurs in up to 40% of cases
Complications of Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see complications of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

What causes Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Causes of Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see causes of Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Risk factors for Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see risk factors for Toxic epidermal necrolysis

What are the symptoms of Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

Symptoms of Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see symptoms of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Complications of Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see complications of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Can anyone else get Toxic epidermal necrolysis?

More information: see contagiousness of Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Toxic epidermal necrolysis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Dermatologist, Emergency Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Treatments for Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see treatments for Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Research for Toxic epidermal necrolysis: see research for Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Name and Aliases of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Main name of condition: Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Other names or spellings for Toxic epidermal necrolysis:

TEN, acute toxic epidermolysis, dermatitis exfoliativa, scalded skin syndrome, Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, Mucocutaneous exfoliative disease, SSSS

Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Erythema multiforme, Lyell disease, Scalded skin syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Lyell's syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Related Conditions

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