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Toxic epidermal necrolysis: a very severe case of ocular involvement treated with autologous serum

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First Author: S.Della Maggiore ITALY

Co Author(s):    A. Vento   A. Mannini   P. Martinelli   S. Murri   M. Notini   S. Trivella     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The AA. describes a terrible severe case of TEN (toxic epidermal necrolysis) due to paroxetyn assumption. The patient had blisters which covered 60% of his body. He reached the physical therapy Department of their hospital after 4 (four) months passed in Burns Unit at Pisa Hospital. At first examination he had a RE complete corneal melting with severe neovascularization and LE corneal neovascularization .

Setting:

Versilia hospital Italy

Methods:

We began a therapy with steroids, lacrimal substitutes, antibiotics and autologous serum in both eyes

Results:

After one year of therapy RE remained unchanged and LE has a visual acuity of 14/20 with corneal vessels and inferior simblepharon

Conclusions:

A long term therapy with autologus serum can be helpful in these terrible severe cases

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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