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Can stevens johnson syndrome be treated?

SJS: Absolutely. Sjs is best treated in a burn unit by trained professionals. It is all patient dependent since there are differing views on the use of corticosteroids. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Definition)

A rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It's usually a reaction to a medication or an infection that typically begins with flu-like symptoms followed by a painful red or purplish rash ...Read more


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Can stevens johnson syndrome be cured?

Can stevens johnson syndrome be cured?

Yes, sometimes: Depending on a number of factors, stevens johnson syndrome can be treated once the offending agent can be removed from the body and the immune system can be quelled and the patient protected from infection, dehydration, and multi-organ failure. ...Read more

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Hving steven johnson syndrome how can UTI can be treated ?

Hving steven johnson syndrome how can UTI can be treated ?

Different antibiotic: Stevens johnson is a severe allergic reaction. If your physician knows which antibiotic may have caused this reaction, a drug from an entirely different category may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can munchausen syndrome be treated?

Can munchausen syndrome be treated?

Yes, but difficult : People diagnosed with munchausen syndrome relish is assuming the 'sick role, ' so often reject treatment. In the rare cases that the person becomes amenable to treatment, psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, with the goal of understanding the underpinnings of this desire to play the sick role (often the only means the person has found to ask for and receive nurturance). ...Read more

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Can you die from stevens johnson syndrome?

Can you die from stevens johnson syndrome?

Yes: Stevens johnson is a very serious immune reaction manifest as skin and mucosal damage and sloughing. It looks similar to and has effects like a burn. Untreated one can die of dehydration and infection. ...Read more

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Can guillain-barre syndrome be fatal?

Can guillain-barre syndrome be fatal?

Yes: Guillain barre causes ascending paralysis. If the paralysis gets to the muscle of breathing, then breathing may stop. Some patients need to be on a ventilator to save their lives. If the paralysis happens too quickly or ventilation is not available, the patient will die. However, if full support is provided, full recovery is expected back to normal. ...Read more

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Can miller fisher syndrome be treated?

Can miller fisher syndrome be treated?

Yes: Ivig or gamma globulin after and/orhemofiltration along with supportive care for the miller fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome are the treatments often used in the icu. This takes a long time to get over and will require physical therapy and rehab most likely. Some patients do not make a full recovery. Good luck! i hope your loved one is better soon. ...Read more

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Can cushings syndrome be caused by severe depression and how is cushings syndrome cured or treated?

Can cushings syndrome be caused by severe depression and how is cushings syndrome cured or treated?

It's the reverse: Cushing's syndrome can cause depression, but depression does not cause cushing's syndrome. Treatment involves treating the underlying cause of the disorder. Drugs, surgery or sometimes radiation therapy are used to treat cushing's. ...Read more

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Does stevens johnson syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Extensive rash with shedding skin. Also can involve ocnjunctiva and oral activity.This needs immediate medical attention and hospitalization , preferably at burn unit where they can handle extensive skin problem. ...Read more

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Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

Can sjogen's syndrome be cured?

See below: There is no true cure for autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's---our goal is to put them into remission with medications so that you can feel better. ...Read more

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Can MRSA change into stevens johnson syndrome?

Can MRSA change into stevens johnson syndrome?

NO: Mrsa is caused by methcillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause serious infections and is resistant to a number of antibiotics. Stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is completely different. Sjs refers to a very serious, life-threatening allergic reaction to a drug (such as an antibiotic) that can lead to the sloughing off of the superficial layer of skin and mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Can prilosec cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Can prilosec cause stevens-johnson syndrome?

Probably: Nearly any drug can cause Stevens Johnson although the mechanism remains unclear. However certain drugs (sulfa for example) are more likely to cause it than others. I suspect that the probability of Prilosec causing it is low but not impossible. ...Read more

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How can toxic shock syndrome be prevented?

How can toxic shock syndrome be prevented?

Avoid some tampons: Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome is a very serious/ lethal condition caused by a very potent toxin (tsst-1) produced by some strains of staphylococcus aureus. In women it is best prevented by avoiding high absorbable tampons. ...Read more

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Can pickwickian syndrome be cured?

Can pickwickian syndrome be cured?

Yes: Weight loss should take care of the syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stevens johnson syndrome twice?

Is it possible to get stevens johnson syndrome twice?

Yes, unfortunately: Patients with stevens johnson syndrome can recover and later, even years later, get it again. If the first sjs episode was caused by a known medication, the patient must avoid that medication and similar, related drugs. Some patients may have a genetic pre-disposition (inborn likelihood) to get sjs, which increases their chances of getting it a second time. ...Read more

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Can pallister killian syndrome be cured?

Can pallister killian syndrome be cured?

See a doctor: I think you mean foster kennedy syndrome in which an enlarging brain tumor obstructs one optic nerve causing atrophy to that nerve, and also causes elevation of the pressure in the brain causing optic nerve edema (papilledema) in the other nerve. This is a rare circumstance which requires immediate attention by a neuro-ophthalmologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How could horner's syndrome be treated?

First: Find the cause! then some possible interventions. Probably never return to complete normal, but try. ...Read more

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Can dumping syndrome be treated without surgery?

Can dumping syndrome be treated without surgery?

Depends: What previous surgery did you have that caised the dumping. Resubmit the question with this information ...Read more