Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses 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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Other problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis of TEN include the following:

  • Cauterization burns
  • Caustic agents
  • Drug reaction with eosinophilia
  • Generalized pustular figurate erythema [39, 40] ; sometimes seen with pustulosis and atypical targetoid erythema multiforme-like plaques with cutaneous sloughing and excoriations with blisters or erosions that may suggest TEN.
  • Generalized bullous fixed eruption [41]
  • Kerosene and paraffin burns

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