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Please tell me about the stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Hypersensitivity

Stevens-johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis are thought to represent the same disease at different levels of severity.
Both are immune mediated hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, infection, malignancy or unknown causes (idiopathic). The illness involves the skin & the mucous membranes. Significant & life threatening systemic involvement can occur in the course of the illness.

In brief: Hypersensitivity

Stevens-johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis are thought to represent the same disease at different levels of severity.
Both are immune mediated hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, infection, malignancy or unknown causes (idiopathic). The illness involves the skin & the mucous membranes. Significant & life threatening systemic involvement can occur in the course of the illness.
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