A 29yo patient is seen for a severe drug reaction after starting lamotrigine (Lamictal) for new-onset epilepsy. She has significant desquamation of her mucous membranes as well as large patches of denuded epidermis with multiple bullae present.
- What is the clinically distinguishing feature between Steven-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)?
The main clinical difference between SJS and TEN is the severity and degree of involvement. SJS classically is < 10% TBSA involvement, where as TEN is > 30% TBSA.