Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: a case report


  • Rama R. Bhosale Department of Pharmacology, Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur, District- Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Pradeep S. Bodke Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Latur, District- Latur, Maharashtra, India
  • Abhishek V. Patil Department of Skin and VD, Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur, Dist- Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
  • Shivaji H. Bhurke Department of Medicine, B. J. Govt. Medical College, Pune, District- Pune, Maharashtra, India


Sulfamethoxazole, Trimethoprim, Toxic epidermal necrolysis


Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare but serious dermatological disorder commonly caused as an idiosyncratic reaction to drugs and the most common drugs implicated are antibiotics, anticonvulsants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Here, we report a case of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole induced TEN in a 26 years old female.


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How to Cite

Bhosale, R. R., Bodke, P. S., Patil, A. V., & Bhurke, S. H. (2017). Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: a case report. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 2(6), 841–842. Retrieved from