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What is the difference between stephen johnson diease and and the syndrome i can't find anything about the diease which i was diagnosed with?

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Dr. Marshall Seligmann answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Erythema Multiforme (EM minor) is a type of allergic reaction that occurs via a distinct and separate mechanism from immediate hypersensitivity reactions (hives). The rash is longer lasting, and generally does not respond to antihistamines. A more severe version called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (aka EM major) also affects mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, genitals) and requires immediate assessment.

Answered Dec 1, 2016



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