A review of causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in children.

@article{FerrndizPulido2013ARO,
  title={A review of causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in children.},
  author={Carla Ferr{\'a}ndiz-Pulido and Vicente Garc{\'i}a-Patos},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2013},
  volume={98 12},
  pages={998-1003}
}
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are rare life-threatening conditions almost exclusively attributed to drugs. The incidence in children is lower than in adults and has a better outcome. Mycosplama pneumoniae infection may be involved in some cases of paediatric SJS. The main etiologic factors for both SSJ and TEN are sulphonamides and anticonvulsants, followed by penicillins and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In rare instances, paracetamol is the only… CONTINUE READING
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