What causes septicemia and septic shock 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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Epithelial loss predisposes to septicemia (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, gram-negative species, and Candida albicans). Renal hypoperfusion, acute tubular necrosis, and renal insufficiency may develop subsequent to septic shock.


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