The patient came with history of bullae involving >30 “A, body surface area along with erosions of the lips and other mucosae for the past 7 days. What is the most probable underlying etiology?
A. Bacterial infection
B. Viral infection
Ans: C. Drugs
(Ref. Neena Khanna 4/e p83)
- Typical of Steven-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN):
- Also referred as “Lyeln syndrome”.
- Rare, life-threatening skin condition.
- Usually caused by drug reaction.