Toxic epidermal necrolysis in a burn patient complicated by acute pancreatitis.
Coetzer M. van der Merwe AE. Warren BL.
Department of Surgery, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital, Republic of South Africa.
This report concerns a previously healthy patient who presented with 8% total body surface area burn wounds to his face and neck. Even though his burn wounds healed quickly, his course was complicated by the development of toxic epidermal necrolysis affecting 60% total body surface area due to a drug reaction. During the recovery period he subsequently developed jaundice and pancreatitis -- a rare and interesting course that is not well described in the literature.