Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Symptoms

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Symptoms

The initial symptoms of toxic epidermal necrolysis include:

Over time, a rash forms. Blisters and ulcers form in the mouth, genitals, eyes, intestines or lungs.

Additional symptoms of toxic epidermal necrolysis include:

Symptoms of severe toxic epidermal necrolysis include:

Last Updated: Aug 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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