How are infections prevented in 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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Apply chloramphenicol ointment to prevent infection. Silver sulfadiazine should be avoided because it is a sulfonamide derivative and may precipitate TEN. Silver compounds not utilizing sulfadiazine or other sulfa medications should be used because they assist in wound healing and prevent infection and bacterial growth.


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