Use of amnion for the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

J Trauma. 1986 Oct;26(10):945-6. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198610000-00016.


Stevens-Johnson syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) has similar pathophysiologic characteristics to extensive partial-thickness burns. Successful treatment of a 6-year-old with this syndrome denuding 95% of her body surface, with 6.5 square feet of amnion is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amnion*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / therapy*