Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

  title={Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.},
  author={Walayat Hussain and Nicholas M Craven},
  journal={Clinical medicine},
  volume={5 6},
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are rare, potentially life-threatening medical emergencies, characterised by widespread epidermal loss with mucous membrane involvement. Most cases are attributable to drugs (Table 1), so knowledge of these conditions is essential for all physicians. Rarely, infections (eg Mycoplasma pneumoniae) may be responsible. The annual incidence of TEN and SJS is 0.4–1.2 and 1.2–6 cases per million per year, respectively.1 Women are more… CONTINUE READING
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