Which findings on blood studies suggest 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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Leukopenia is common, whether a result of TEN itself or of bacteremia, as is a normochromic normocytic anemia. Eosinophilia may be present. Less often, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, and bandemia may occur. Neutropenia is an unfavorable prognostic sign.


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