Managing Severe Delayed Cutaneous Allergic Drug Reactions
Consisting of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and other conditions, these rare but potentially life-threatening drug reactions require prompt intervention.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the role of oral health professionals in recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) to drugs.
- Describe clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment for various SCAR conditions, as well as mortality rates for specific conditions.
- Discuss onset timing and the role of racial predilection for SCARs
This course was issued in the May 2019 issue and expires 5/31/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.