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Suggest treatment for toxic epidermal necrolysis in an elderly person

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: My grandma has a very serious skin condition that cannot be diagnosed by docs in PR. Can you help?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 minute later)
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (0 minute later)
My grandma has a bad skin condition that hasnt been diagnosed in PR. Can you help by looking at picture?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures under report section or email them

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I would recommend you to upload the photographs of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
You can upload it under the report section of the HCM site or send it to YYYY@YYYY as "Attention: Dr Asmeet ".
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (18 hours later)
I am trying to send a picture now.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Either toxic epidermal necrolysis or pemphigus vulgaris

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and according to me she has either developed toxic epidermal necrolysis or some blistering disease like pemphigus vulgaris.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis usually occurs as a reaction to some drugs taken by the patient and presents as sloughing off the skin as sheets along with ulceration and erosions in the oral cavity and genitilia.
Pemphigus is an autoimmune blistering disease of the skin charactersised by appearance of fluid filled blisters on the skin that rupture to form painful erosions and ulcers along with erosions in the oral cavity and other mucosae of the body.
Both are serious conditions that need to be dealt by a dermatologist .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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