What are the most important elements of emergency department (ED) treatment 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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For the emergency physician, the two most important elements in the treatment of TEN are discontinuation of the offending drug and admission to a burn unit. [45] Evidence suggests that rapid institution of these two measures is associated with a more favorable prognosis. [46, 47]


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