toxic epidermal necrolysis

noun

: 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

Dictionary Entries Near toxic epidermal necrolysis

toxicant

toxic epidermal necrolysis

toxicity

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“Toxic epidermal necrolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/toxic%20epidermal%20necrolysis. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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