How is wound care provided in the 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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Meticulous wound care is necessary to prevent secondary infection. Debate continues in the literature regarding whether or not to debride the wounds associated with toxic epidermal necrolysis. To date, no conclusive evidence supports early, late, or no debridement of the wounds. Cutaneous lesions heal in approximately 2 weeks; mucosal membrane lesions take longer.


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