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Review finds mortality rates low in young pregnant women with SJS, TEN

Key clinical point: Younger expectant mothers with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have low mortality rates, high C-section rates.

Major finding: Antiretrovirals were cited as causal agents for 90% of cases.

Study details: A comprehensive literature review of 177 pregnant patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Disclosures: The study authors reported no conflicts of interest and no funding for the study.