Know What to Expect When Meds Cause Serious Skin Reactions
You may get orders for patients with serious med-related skin reactions considered "dermatological emergencies."
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are two types of the same life-threatening skin reaction.
Both involve blistering and skin peeling...with fever and pain. But TEN affects more skin surface...over 30% of the body.