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what causes toxic epidermal necrolosys, steven johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Numerous : Numerous medication, infections, and other issues can cause stevens johnson syndrome. Search online for a comprehensive list of causes.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Compare steven johnson syndrome/erythema multiforme?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Degree: Erythema multiforme is an allergic skin condition usually due to a medication or an infection. It may be mild but can also have a severe life-threatening form called erythema multiforme major or stevens-johnson syndrome.
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I need information about steven johnson syndrome, and erythema multiforme.?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below : Stj syndrome is the most severe form of (em) erythema multiforme. Em is a hypersensitivity reaction that occurs in response to meds, infections, or illnesses. Exact cause is unknown but thought to be related to damage to blood vessels of skin then tissue damage. Em minor is caused usually by herpes simplex or mycoplasma. Em major (stj) is usually caused by medications. Stj can be deadly!
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What are toxic epidermal necrolosys/steven johnson syndrome/erythema multiforme"?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Serious Problem: Ten (toxic epidermal necrolysis) and (sjs) steven johnson syndrome are the same illness and only are separated by the percentage of body surface area involved. Erythema multiform is usually a much more limited problem. Ten/sjs can be caused by many things, and results in sloughing off of the skin in large areas and can cause severe infection, fluid loss and death.

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