At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Treatment for toxic epidermal necrolysis

Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisToxic epidermal necrolysis (TENs) condition is a rare, life-threatening condition, usually induced by a reaction to a medication. TENs can affect many parts of the body, but most severely affects the mucous membranes.

The severe presentation of TENs is often preceded by one to two weeks of fever and symptoms that mimic an upper respiratory infection. A rash follows over large and varied parts of the body and is usually warm and appears red.

The body’s reaction to a medication results in extra fluid in the deep part of the skin, causing separation of the skin layers, and shedding (sloughing). The mucous membranes become blistered and eroded.

Treatment: This is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization  in a hospital that specializes in the treatment of burns and surgery by a highly qualified and experienced surgeon. Surgical intervention may be necessary.

Meet our physicians

Elizabeth L. Dale, M.D.
Petra Warner, M.D., FACS

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