Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

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Wound Management of Patients with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Using Banana Leaf: A Case Study


Uppanisakorn S and Boonyarat J

The Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening allergic reactions to medication. They require immediate treatment with the primary goal to prevent infection and encourage healing. This research proposes a specific treatment and care for SJS/TEN patient using sterile banana leaf dressing, which allows the patient to be discharged swiftly and reduces the cost of treatment by 8 times. In conclusion, the case study where specific, supportive therapy using sterilized banana leaf dressing was given the patient can be discharged within 12 days.


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