How is debridement of necrotic and desquamation areas performed 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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If debridement of necrotic and desquamation areas is chosen, it is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Apply porcine xenografts to involved areas.

Provide hydrotherapy (whirlpool) twice a day. Repair and replace porcine xenografts. Apply Kerlix dressings soaked in silver nitrate 0.5% to involved areas after each whirlpool session.


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