What is the importance of a detailed medication history in the evaluation 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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Most cases of TEN are drug induced, typically occurring within 1-3 weeks of therapy initiation and rarely occurring after more than 8 weeks. Therefore, a detailed medication history, focusing on medications that have been recently started, is a vital component of the patient's history.


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