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What are toxic epidermal necrolosys/steven johnson syndrome/erythema multiforme"?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Serious Problem

Ten (toxic epidermal necrolysis) and (sjs) steven johnson syndrome are the same illness and only are separated by the percentage of body surface area involved.
Erythema multiform is usually a much more limited problem. Ten/sjs can be caused by many things, and results in sloughing off of the skin in large areas and can cause severe infection, fluid loss and death.

In brief: Serious Problem

Ten (toxic epidermal necrolysis) and (sjs) steven johnson syndrome are the same illness and only are separated by the percentage of body surface area involved.
Erythema multiform is usually a much more limited problem. Ten/sjs can be caused by many things, and results in sloughing off of the skin in large areas and can cause severe infection, fluid loss and death.
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