What is the progression of erythema in patients with 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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The usual course is an intense erythema that progresses rapidly to epidermolysis and stops within 2-3 days. Dermatologic recovery typically takes 1-3 weeks, with mucosal lesions taking longer. Rarely, necrolysis recurs in areas that began to heal.


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