What are the most commonly implicated medications involved in 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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More than 220 different medications have been suggested. The most commonly implicated agents include the following:

  • Sulfonamide antibiotics

  • Antiepileptic drugs

  • Oxicam nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Allopurinol

  • Nevirapine

  • Abacavir

  • Lamotrigine

Fewer than 5% of patients report no history of medication use.

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