Dermatological emergencies comprise diseases with severe alterations in structure and function of the skin, with some of them leading to acute skin failure that demands early diagnosis, hospitalization, careful monitoring and multidisciplinary intensive care to minimize the associated morbidity and mortality.
Prompt intensive management of acute skin failure in the ICU on the lines of 100% burns is mandatory; clearly establishing the necessity of a dedicated intensive care unit comprising of well synchronized team of dermatologist, internist, pediatrician, critical care physician and skilled nursing staff.
The Dermatology ICU at Patel Hospital fulfills this need and endeavors to take care of the patients suffering from
- Steven Johnson Syndrome
- Erythema Multiforme
- Pemphigus and other Blistering Dermatoses