Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens Johnson syndrome: our current understanding.

@article{French2006ToxicEN,
  title={Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens Johnson syndrome: our current understanding.},
  author={Lars Einar French},
  journal={Allergology international : official journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          9-16
        }
}
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN, Lyell's syndrome) are now considered to be distinct clinical entities within a spectrum of adverse cutaneous drug reactions of increasing severity based on their surface of skin detachment. Within this spectrum, SJS which can be considered as a minor form of TEN is characterized by less than 10% body surface area of skin detachment, and an average reported mortality of 1-5%, whereas TEN is characterized by more than 30% skin… CONTINUE READING

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