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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000438863.44907.60
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Rare, Serious Skin Reactions From Acetaminophen

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* Acetaminophen use can, in very rare instances, produce serious, life-threatening skin infections, such as Stevens–Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis.

* These skin reactions can occur anytime with the use of acetaminophen, even if the drug has been used safely in the past.

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