Treatment strategies in toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome: where are we at?

@article{Abood2008TreatmentSI,
  title={Treatment strategies in toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome: where are we at?},
  author={Gerard J. Abood and Brian J. Nickoloff and Richard L. Gamelli},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={269-76}
}
Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS) is a rare, life-threatening medical emergency typically associated with recent drug exposure. Although several theories exist, recent insight has implicated the innate immune system as a significant contributor to the initiation and propagation of this devastating reaction. Standard therapies including transfer to specialized burn units, nutritional support, and protection from infection, remain the mainstay in the treatment of TENS. While alternative… CONTINUE READING