The multidisciplinary approach to the management toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS) – a case report

  • ED Odai
  • OG Ogbebor
  • CC Igbinehi
  • ON Obuekwe


Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS) is a severe idiosyncratic reaction, most commonly triggered by medications, and characterized by fever and mucocutaneous lesions leading to necrosis and sloughing of the epidermis. A case of TENS in a sixteen year old boy following polypharmacy is presented. Complete haematological and biochemical tests were carried out and management was symptomatic. This report shows the multidisciplinary approach to the management and highlights the role of the dental surgeon in the management. It concludes that multidisciplinary approach to healthcare provision will be of benefit to the recipients and suggests that awareness be created on drug use and pharmacovigilance.

Key words. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis syndrome management


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