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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 258-260

A rare case of toxic epidermolysis necrolysis in early infancy: Successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin

Department of Pediatrics, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Bharti Bhandari
Department of Pediatrics, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Patel Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_76_17

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Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a potentially life-threatening dermatological disorder characterized by widespread erythema, necrosis, and bullous detachment of the epidermis and mucous membranes, resulting in exfoliation and possible sepsis and/or death. TEN is a disease of both children and adults, but TEN in early infancy is a rare event; in literature, only few cases in infants aged <6 months have been reported so far. We reported a case of a 6-week-old infant who developed TEN after some local off-label medication for abdominal colic. After intravenous immunoglobulin treatment, the infant showed dramatic improvement without any complications.

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