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Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Toxic epidermal necrolysis: Introduction

Toxic epidermal necrolysis: A skin condition causing widespread blisters to erupt over greater than 30% of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Toxic epidermal necrolysis is available below.

Symptoms of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

  • Skin rash initially red spots that eventually join together
  • Sheet-like loss of skin
  • Large blisters
  • Oozing red patches of skin
  • Painful lesions on mucosal surfaces: lips, in mouth, in eyes and on genital and anal skin
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Toxic epidermal necrolysis

  • Identify and cease causative drug
  • Admission to burns unit/intensive care unit
  • Occlusive cutaneous dressings over wounds
  • Systemic corticosteroids
  • Immunoglobulins given intravenously
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Toxic epidermal necrolysis

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Toxic epidermal necrolysis

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Prognosis for Toxic epidermal necrolysis

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

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Definitions of 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


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