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Summer 2002, Vol. 10 No. 2

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2002) 10, 57-61


Review Article

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

CK Yeung

Abstract
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) are uncommon but serious cutaneous reactions with significant mortality and long-term morbidity. Multiple aspects of TEN and SJS are reviewed including classification and therapeutic options with emphasis on the importance of early diagnosis, burns unit care and the controversies in the use of systemic corticosteroids.