What is the role of plasmapheresis 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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Consider the use of plasmapheresis, if available, daily for 3 days. Although prospective randomized studies have not been performed, limited data suggest that plasmapheresis may enhance elimination of the drug or offending agent or inflammatory mediators such as cytokines and should be considered. [51]


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