Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Treatment & Care
Toxic epidermal necrolysis progresses fast, usually within three days. For this reason, treatment usually includes hospitalization, often in the burn unit. If a medication is causing the skin reaction, it is discontinued.
Treatment may include one, or several, of the following:
- isolation to prevent infection
- protective bandages
- intravenous fluid and electrolytes
- intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG)