Lyell syndrome


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tox·ic ep·i·der·mal ne·crol·y·sis (TEN),

a syndrome in which a large portion of the skin becomes intensely erythematous with epidermal necrosis and peels off in the manner of a second-degree burn, often simultaneous with the formation of flaccid bullae, resulting from drug sensitivity or of unknown cause; the level of separation is subepidermal, unlike staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in which there is subcorneal change.
Synonym(s): Lyell syndrome

Lyell syndrome

Erythema multiforme, see there.

tox·ic ep·i·der·mal ne·crol·y·sis

(TEN) (tok'sik ep'i-dĕr'măl nĕ-krol'i-sis)
A syndrome in which a large portion of the skin becomes intensely erythematous, with epidermal necrosis and flaccid bullae, resulting from drug sensitivity or of unknown cause.
Synonym(s): Lyell syndrome.

Lyell,

Alan, 20th century Scottish dermatologist.
Lyell disease - a disease affecting infants in which large areas of skin peel off as a result of upper respiratory staphylococcal infection. Synonym(s): Ritter disease; Ritter syndrome; staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
Lyell syndrome - a syndrome in which a large portion of the skin becomes intensely erythematous with epidermal necrosis, and peels off. Synonym(s): toxic epidermal necrolysis