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Pediatr Dermatol. 2004 May-Jun;21(3):236-8.

Acetaminophen-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis in a child.

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Department of Dermatology, Aarhus Amtssygehus, Skejby Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.


Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a severe, life-threatening disorder that usually affects adults. It is often drug induced. We report an instance of a severe case of TEN in a 6-year-old boy, probably induced by acetaminophen, and less likely by codeine. A lymphocyte stimulation test could not identify the culprit drug. Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin seemed to halt the disease progression.

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