Treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis in a pediatric patient with a nanocrystalline silver dressing

José Asz, Daniel Asz, Robin Moushey, Jennifer Seigel, Susan B. Mallory, Robert P. Foglia

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Background/Purpose: To report a case of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) involving 90% body surface area, successfully treated with a nanocrystalline silver dressing (Acticoat, Smith & Nephew, Largo, FL). Methods: A review of the hospital and acute wound center patient records and the recent English medical literature regarding TEN and nanocrystalline silver dressing. Results: We found only 1 report of TEN treated with a nanocrystalline silver dressing. The nanocrystalline silver dressing was both effective in preventing wound infection and convenient for treating our patient with TEN. Conclusion: The use of nanocrystalline silver dressing should be considered for the treatment of TEN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006



  • Acticoat
  • Nanocrystalline silver dressing
  • Pediatric
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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