Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Usually caused by an adverse reaction to medication, this is a serious condition that must be treated quickly and decisively.

Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition.

toxic epidermal necrolysis
Extensive, sheet-like skin erosions with widespread erythematous macules typical of toxic epidermal necrolysis

It is characterised by the sudden onset of extensive, sheet-like skin erosions with widespread purpuric macules or flat atypical target lesions.

These are accompanied by severe mucosal involvement