What is the role of a skin biopsy 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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A skin biopsy specimen must be obtained. In experienced hands, a frozen section specimen expedites matters. Results are very useful in differentiating TEN from other dermatologic disorders.


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