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The group of 15 patients consisted of 10 women and five men. The average age was 50 ?17 years. The average affected skin area was 49 ?15 of TBSA. The suspected causal agent was aspirin in three cases, phenobarbital in three cases, allopurinol in three cases, antibiotics in two cases and paracetamol in one case. It was unknown in three cases. It was medical prescription in 10 cases, automedication in three cases and unknown in two cases. The mean time delay between drug intake and the onset of symptoms was 4.5 ?1.5 days. Mucosal involvement was observed in all patients, such as ocular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and genital localizations. The most common complications ware: sepsis, ARDS and hematological disorders (two pancytopenia and one CIVD). The mean duration of hospitalization was 9 ?6 days. The overall mortality rate was 30 . There was a significant E envisioned findings and also the unsolved queries. The pathologist really should statistical difference between survival and nonsurviving patients, in involved skin area (P = 0.04) and septic complications (P PubMed ID:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26271274 ethically valid and practically feasible way to include patients in emergency critical care trials.P490 Toxic epidermal necrolysis: review of 15 casesH Oueslati, K Bousselmi, I Rahmani, H Jihene, A Messadi Traumatology and Burn Center, Ben Arous, Tunisia Critical Care 2009, 13(Suppl 1):P490 (doi: 10.1186/cc7654) Introduction Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or Lyell's syndrome is a severe bullous skin disease induced by drugs. It is charac-SAvailable online http://ccforum.com/supplements/13/Sterized by an extensive skin rash with blisters and exfoliation similar to that of major burns. This study presents our experience of treating and management of TEN in a burn center. Methods We retrospectively analysed the charts of all patients with severe skin disease admitted to the burn center of PubMed ID:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22721384 Tunis between 2001 and 2008. The patients were evaluated according to their history of pre-existing diseases and medication, suspected cause, extent of skin involvement (TBSA), mucosal involvement, definitive diagnosis, therapy, complications and outcome. Results were collected and examined with SPSS 16.0 software. Results During the study period, 21 patients with severe bullous skin disease were admitted. Fifteen of them had TEN (three patients per year).