Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis From a Cigarette Burn
- Author(s): Parker, Joshua R
- Berkeley, Ross P.
- et al.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a rare disease that is most often drug-induced but can be of idiopathic origin. We present a case that originated at the site of a cigarette burn to the forearm and review the key elements of physical exam findings and management of this life-threatening dermatological condition, which needs to be promptly recognized to decrease patient mortality. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(2):205-207.]