NUMC DOCTORS WHO SAVED THE LIFE OF A LONG ISLAND 15-YEAR-OLD SUFFERING FROM RARE LIFE THREATENING DISORDER, TO BE HONORED BY MOTHER AND TEEN
Victor F. Politi, MD, FACP, FACEP Michael B. Mirotznik, Esq.,
President/CEO Chairman Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2017
(East Meadow, NY) Nassau County University Medical Center President / CEO Dr. Victor Politi, along with local doctors from the ophthalmology and burn center, will be honored by a local 15-year-old boy who was suffering from toxic epidermal necrosis, which affected over 95% of his body, on Friday July 7th at 10:30 AM at Nassau University Medical Center (6th Floor). Family members will join the boy on his birthday to say thank you to the doctors who treated him for over a month and will present a plaque to the hospital for saving the boy’s life.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a potentially life-threatening dermatologic disorder characterized by widespread erythema, necrosis, and bullous detachment of the epidermis and mucous membranes, resulting in exfoliation and possible sepsis and/or death. Mucous membrane involvement can result in gastrointestinal hemorrhage, respiratory failure, ocular abnormalities, and genitourinary complications. Doctors believe the disorder was triggered by a common acne medication.
NUMC is also home to a 12,000-square-foot burn center that is one of the best-staffed, most technologically advanced facilities in the United States. There, specialized surgeons and nurses use sophisticated equipment designed to ease patients’ excruciating pain, fend off complications and promote healing.
Friday, July 7 at 10:30 AM
Nassau University Medical Center
Firefighters Burn Center (6th Floor)
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
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