CIPROFLOXACIN INDUCED LYELL’S SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT
Mahendra Kumar R.*, Sanatkumar Nyamagoud and Aditya R. and Manasa R.
Lyell’s syndrome, also known as Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), is a severe cutaneous drug reaction with a high mortality. Drugs are the most common trigger which accounts for around 65%-80% of the cases. The immune response is the possible cause in its pathomechanism. Serious adverse reactions with ciprofloxacin are rare with 0.6 percent occurrence. There is very little published information regarding ciprofloxacin-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis. We describe here a patient with TEN induced by ingestion of oral ciprofloxacin.
Keywords: Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Ciprofloxacin, Nikolsky sign, emergency.
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