The Reflection on the Management of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in the Community Setting: An Internist's Perspective.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a dermatological emergency that is often associated with high mortality. It is differentiated from Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) based on the percentage of the total body surface area affected. There has been an established correlation with certain medications that could trigger the development of such a devastating disease. Despite numerous research studies conducted on aspects of this disease entity, TEN remains foreign to many general Internists situated in a community setting due to the extremely low disease prevalence that leads to a lack of overall experience and medical resources in dealing with this medical condition. Thus, we outlined several important management aspects of TEN/SJS that an Internist should be aware of in order to assist in prompt clinical decision making and prognosis forecasting as well as deliver effective family communication.
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Zhang, Q., Shaikh, A. R., Yoon, T., Shah, S., & Mahoney, J. W. (2021). The Reflection on the Management of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in the Community Setting: An Internist's Perspective. Cureus, 13(1), e13042. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.13042
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine