Severe cutaneous adverse reactions: emergency approach to non-burn epidermolytic syndromes


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Abstract

Introduction:Although severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, are rare, they are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality.Methods:The current knowledge regarding background, differential diagnoses, critical care and implications for inter-hospital emergency medical service (EMS) transport of these patients is discussed.Conclusion:SCAR patients will substantially benefit from early interdisciplinary care and thorough consideration of complications during EMS transport and intensive care treatment.

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