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Toxic epidermal necrolysis complicating antibiotic treatment of puerperal endometritis: a case report

Ondrej Simetka, Igor Michalec, Zdenka Nemeckova Crkvenjas, Hana Klosova, Lenka Janackova, Jaroslav Klat
DOI: 10.17772/gp/2080
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Ginekol Pol 2015;86(4).

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Abstract

The aim of the study is to describe a case report of Lyell syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) involving 63% of body surface which has been associated with antibiotic therapy of mild peurperal endometritis in woman 3 weeks postpartum. Lyell syndrome is a severe life-threatening condition developing due to idiosyncrazy (alergic reaction type IV), most commonly after administration of drugs. Incidence quoted in literature is around 1:1-2000000. Illness severity can be assessed using a SCORTEN scoring system, which predicts patient mortality based on seven independent factors. Lyell syndrome is a very rare but potentially lethal complication of antibiotic treatment.

Abstract

The aim of the study is to describe a case report of Lyell syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) involving 63% of body surface which has been associated with antibiotic therapy of mild peurperal endometritis in woman 3 weeks postpartum. Lyell syndrome is a severe life-threatening condition developing due to idiosyncrazy (alergic reaction type IV), most commonly after administration of drugs. Incidence quoted in literature is around 1:1-2000000. Illness severity can be assessed using a SCORTEN scoring system, which predicts patient mortality based on seven independent factors. Lyell syndrome is a very rare but potentially lethal complication of antibiotic treatment.
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Keywords

Lyell syndrome / puerperium / exanthema

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Title

Toxic epidermal necrolysis complicating antibiotic treatment of puerperal endometritis: a case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 86, No 4 (2015)

DOI

10.17772/gp/2080

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2015;86(4).

Keywords

Lyell syndrome / puerperium / exanthema

Authors

Ondrej Simetka
Igor Michalec
Zdenka Nemeckova Crkvenjas
Hana Klosova
Lenka Janackova
Jaroslav Klat

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