Toxic Epidermal Necrolyisis and Sepsis

Alves, Daniela Dias and Lourenço, Nulita and Franco, Daniela and Calmeiro, Eufémio and Silva, Rosa (2016) Toxic Epidermal Necrolyisis and Sepsis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (7). ISSN 2284-2594

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A 63-year-old male patient suffered from myalgia, arthralgia cough and erythematous macules, with confluence to the thorax, limbs, thighs and the scrotum. The erythematous macules evolved to blisters with a positive Nikolsky’s sign. A cutaneous biopsy revealed satellite cell necrosis. Administration of immunoglobulins resulted in a favourable evolution of the cutaneous lesions. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare and potentially fatal mucocutaneous disease. Early recognition, diagnosis and therapy are of the utmost importance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toxic epidermal necrolysis; Nikolsky’s sign; erythematous macules
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 14:30
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:30

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