Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a life-threatening skin disorder which causes the skin to blister and peel. This condition can be caused by a reaction to some medicines. It progresses quickly and requires hospitalization.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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