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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

A case of toxic epidermal necrolysis in a young infant successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin


1 Department of Dermatology, R. L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, R. L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
G Rajesh
Department of Dermatology, R. L. Jalappa Hospital and Research Centre, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.131838

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Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a severe adverse cutaneous drug reaction characterized by widespread keratinocyte death. Clinically, TEN is characterized by rapidly progressing erythematous, purpuric rash to widespread blistering and denudation of skin and severe mucositis, with fatal complications like sepsis and multiorgan failure. TEN is considered to be rare in infants and usually has a fatal outcome due to sepsis. As yet, only few reports have been documented in the literature. We hereby report a case of TEN in a young infant successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).


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