toxic epidermal necrolysis


toxic epidermal necrolysis

noun

Definition of TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS

: a skin disorder characterized by widespread erythema and the formation of flaccid bullae and later by skin that is scalded in appearance and separates from the body in large sheets—called also epidermal necrolysis, Lyell's syndrome, scalded-skin syndrome; compare staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

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