How is toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) classified?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Samantha P Jellinek-Cohen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A classification system, based largely on the extent of epidermal detachment and morphology of the skin lesions, aids in differentiating opposite spectrums of the same disease entity. [1] This system comprises the following:

  • TEN with spots
  • TEN without spots
  • Overlap Stevens-Johnson syndrome and TEN (SJS-TEN)

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