Biological skin covers in treatment of two cases of the Lyell's syndrome.


The treatment of two cases of toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's syndrome) is described. Although some features were common for both ones (young men practically of the same age, reaction after using the same drug) the clinical course of illness was very different. Spontaneous epithelisation of partial-thickness lesions and definitive healing under the xenografts in one patient and full-thickness skin-loss on 12% of body surface with severe septic complications requiring application of cultured keratinocytes and/or skin autografting in the other patient were the main differences. The interdisciplinary approach using a burns treatment protocol in non-burned patient including the close co-operation with the tissue bank in preparing different types of biological covers has been applied.

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@article{Klein1997BiologicalSC, title={Biological skin covers in treatment of two cases of the Lyell's syndrome.}, author={Lorenzo Klein and Pavel Měři{\vc}ka and Hana Strakov{\'a} and Ladislav Jebav{\'y} and Marie Nozickov{\'a} and Milan Bl{\'a}ha and Z Tal{\'a}bov{\'a} and F Ho{\vs}ek}, journal={Annals of transplantation}, year={1997}, volume={2 1}, pages={45-8} }