What should be the focus of emergency department (ED) care for 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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Emergency department care should be directed toward the following:

  • Maintaining fluid and electrolyte homeostasis

  • Mitigating temperature loss-the patient’s room should be heated to a temperature of 25OC-28 OC. [48]

  • Providing adequate analgesia

  • Preventing secondary infection


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