Toxisch epidermale Nekrolyse. Ein Fall für das Schwerverbranntenzentrum

Translated title of the contribution: Toxic epidermal necrolysis. A case for the burn intensive care unit

M. Spies, P. M. Vogt, David Herndon

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Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a rare but life-threatening exfoliating disease of the skin and mucous membranes, commonly considered a drug sensitivity reaction. In this review of the literature we discuss the epidemiology, etiology, and pathology. We show diagnostic problems and current treatment strategies. Many of the problems associated with the disease, such as wound infection, sepsis, nutritional support, and pain management, are similar to problems in severely burned patients. Burn centers provide optimal logistics and knowledge to diagnose and treat this serious disease entity.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)452-460
Number of pages9
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2003



  • Burn center
  • Burn surgery
  • Diagnosis
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Treatment strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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