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Spring 2005, Vol. 13 No. 1

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2005) 13, 25-29


Case Report

A case of toxic epidermal necrolysis treated with intravenous immunoglobulin

LS Chiu 趙麗珊 and CL Choi 蔡祥龍

Abstract
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a dermatological emergency. Supportive care is the mainstay of treatment in the past. However, there is more and more evidence on the efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in the treatment of TEN. We reported below a 50-year-old man developed TEN after taking antibiotics, NSAID and paracetamol. His skin condition dramatically improved after given high dose IVIG.