How is the toxic epidermal necrolysis prognostic score (SCORTEN) calculated?

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 severity-of-illness score that estimates the risk of death in TEN (SCORTEN) has been developed and validated. [31] Each of the following independent prognostic factors is given a score of 1:

  • Age >40 years

  • Heart rate >120 beats per minute

  • Cancer or hematologic malignancy

  • Involved body surface area >10%

  • Blood urea nitrogen level >10 mmol/L (28 mg/dL)

  • Serum bicarbonate level < 20 mmol/L (20 mEq/L)

  • Blood glucose level >14 mmol/L (252 mg/dL)


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