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Light micrograph of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). TEN is a severe dermatological condition in which the top layer of skin (epidermis) detaches itself from the lower layers (dermis). Often caused by a reaction to medication, the keratinocyte cells in the lower epidermis undergo necrosis. These cells specialize in holding the skin together. It's a rare but life-threatening skin condition.
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