Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

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Severe oral and skin involvement in SJS/TEN overlap.

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Classic hemorrhagic crusts of lips in a child with SJS.

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Early conjunctival involvement in SJS with red eyes.

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Child with hemorrhagic crusts of lips plus necrosis of skin of cheeks in overlap between SJS and TEN.

CLINICAL FEATURES

Both SJS and TEN can have overlapping mucocutaneous lesions, but SJS is predominantly a mucosal disease and TEN predominantly has skin involvement. Both are uncommon but life-threatening in childhood. They occur mostly in children age 2 to 10.

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