What is the role of anticoagulant therapy 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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Patients remain nonambulatory until skin begins to heal. Until that time, anticoagulant therapy is imperative. Heparin is indicated for prophylaxis of thromboembolic events.


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