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Youn, Kim, Koh, Kim, Yoon, Jeon, and Cho: Toxic epidermal necrolysis induced by deflazacort


Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous adverse reactions to drugs, which carry significant morbidities and mortalities. Although SJS and TEN can be treated by corticosteroids or intravenous immunoglobulin, they may be induced by steroids. We experienced a 36-year-old man who developed whole body erythromatous maculopapular rashes and multiple bullae after ingestion of deflazacort. After avoidance of deflazacort and use of dexamethasone, skin lesions resorbed. We reported a case of TEN diagnosed by characteristic clinical findings with a brief review of the literature.

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Patient's whole body showed erythromatous maculopapular rash and multiple bullae at admission.



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