What are the cutaneous sequelae of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Samantha P Jellinek-Cohen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Cutaneous sequelae of TEN include the following:

  • Changes in skin pigment (hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation; sun exposure must be avoided for several months because ultraviolet light can worsen hyperpigmentation; sunblock is recommended)

  • Nail loss and nail dystrophy

  • Hypohidrosis (inability to sweat)

  • Scarring, alopecia, and hypertrophic scarring

  • Dermal desiccation, causing deep dermal wounds

  • Chronic xerostomia

  • Esophageal strictures

  • Vulvovaginal synechiae

  • Phimosis

  • Chronic erosion of the mouth and genitalia

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