What is the role of lab tests in the workup 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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No definitive or specific emergent laboratory tests are indicated for TEN. Basic laboratory tests may be helpful in planning symptomatic or supportive therapy. Surveillance cultures of blood, skin, and urine should be obtained.


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