Understanding Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) an adverse drug reaction that is triggered by medication. The reaction is painful and characterized by fever, massive blistering, loss of skin, and often damage to internal organs. Side effects can appear as early as a few days after ingestion of the medication. Unfortunately, children are often at a heightened risk for this adverse drug reaction.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and its related diagnosis Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN), can cause widespread infection, inflammation of the heart, lung, kidney or liver, permanent skin damage and scars, and death. Patients are frequently hospitalized in an intensive care or burn unit.
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Causes of SJS
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an allergic drug side effect that results by taking a medication either prescription or over-the-counter. Many patients ultimately suffer a severe form of Stevens-Johnson syndrome, known at Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Regardless of the triggering cause, the reaction is severe and requires immediate medical treatment. Our Stevens Johnson Syndrome experts have decades of experience diagnosing and treating the causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Call us for a free Stevens Johnson Syndrome case evaluation.
Drugs Linked to SJS
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome initially causes flu-like symptoms and a purplish rash that causes blisters and spreads until the top layer of skin dies.