What are the oral mucosa findings characteristic 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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Involvement of the oral mucosa results in edema and erythema, followed by blistering. Ruptured blisters may form extensive hemorrhagic erosions with grayish white pseudomembranes or shallow aphthouslike ulcers. Hemorrhagic crusting of the lips is a common finding.

Hemorrhagic crusting of mucous membranes in toxic Hemorrhagic crusting of mucous membranes in toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).

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