toxic epidermal necrolysis

noun

Medical 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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“Toxic epidermal necrolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/toxic%20epidermal%20necrolysis. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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