What is the role of medication 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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The goals of pharmacotherapy in toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications. No specific treatment modality has been proven effective, but agents such as crystalloids, antibiotics, antihistamines, anticoagulants, analgesics, and antiseptic agents are important for supportive care. Use of corticosteroids is controversial.


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