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September 1975

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Review of 75 Cases in Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(9):1135-1139. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630210051002

From 1965 to 1973, 75 patients were admitted to the Children's Hospital of Buffalo with toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). A review of their records shows an equal ratio of males to females, with 73 whites and only two blacks. No patient was septic with staphylococci, and there was only one death. A comparison of treatments indicates that the disease is probably self-limited and not influenced by antibiotics or corticosteroids.

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