Hong Kong Dermatology & Venereology Bulletin

Volume 10 Number 2, June 2002

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Dr. C. K. Yeung
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong

Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are uncommon but serious cutaneous reactions with significant mortality and long-term morbidity. Multiple aspects of TEN and SJS are reviewed including classification and therapeutic options with emphasis on the importance of early diagnosis, burns unit care and the controversies in the use of systemic corticosteroids.

Keywords : Etiology, intravenous immunoglobulin, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

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