How is toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) diagnosed?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Samantha P Jellinek-Cohen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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TEN is a clinical diagnosis, confirmed by histopathologic analysis of lesional skin. Early involvement of a dermatologist and dermatopathologist is recommended. Skin biopsy, harvested at the earliest possible stage, is important in establishing an accurate diagnosis and directing specific therapeutic modalities.


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