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Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva

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BULISANI, Ana Carolina Pedigoni et al. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxical epidermal necrolysis in intensive care medicine. Rev. bras. ter. intensiva [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.3, pp. 292-297. ISSN 1982-4335.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxical Epidermal Necrolisys (TEN) are important skin and mucosal lesions that need intensive care treatment. The aim of this article is to show a literature review about SJS and TEN. CONTENTS: This article reviews the concepts, diagnostic topics, clinical presentation and the principle of basic treatment in Intensive Care Unit for SJS and TEN. CONCLUSIONS: These illnesses are characterized as dermatological emergencies and its adequate management and cares must be part of the routine knowledge of the intensive care doctors.

Palabras clave : Intensive Care Medicine; Stevens Johnson Syndrome; Toxical Epidermal Necrolisys.

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