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Is there some connection between stevens-johnson syndrome and celiac disease?

Is there some connection between stevens-johnson syndrome and celiac disease?

None reported yet: There is an association between hla b 75 and b 15 genes is asian ethnic groups and steven-johnson syndrome but the celiac disease is associated with th hla d genotypes and I am unaware of any studies associating these celiac assoicated genotypes with stevens johnson syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Definition)

A severe type of allergic reaction to certain medications. The skin and mucus membranes such as the mouth can be effected. This is a life threatening condition that is treated in the hospital sometimes requiring care in a burn unit. A complex condition, SJS requires the care of several specialists such as a dermatologist, internist, and sometimes a surgeon ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: stevens johnson syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: stevens johnson syndrome?

Bad Rash: Sjs is a severe type of allergic reaction to certain medications. The skin and mucus membranes such as the mouth can be effected. This is a life threatening condition that is treated in the hospital sometimes requiring care in a burn unit. Sjs is a complex condition and requires the care of several specialists such as a dermatologist, internist, and sometimes a surgeon that specializes in burns. ...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 IV glutathione cause of stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Not to my knowledge. The most common drugs associated with stevens-johnson are sulfonamides. There are numerous other drugs that are associated with it, but not glutathione. ...Read more

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What is stevens johnson syndrome pictures would help?

What is stevens johnson syndrome pictures would help?

Stevens-Johnson: Stevens-johnson syndrome is a rare, serious disorder in which your skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. Often, stevens-johnson syndrome begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful red or purplish rash that spreads and blisters, eventually causing the top layer of your skin to die and shed. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby if you have stevens johnson syndrome before?

Should be fine: Satisfactory recovery from an episode of sjs should not automatically eliminate childbearing potential. The syndrome is variable in its intensity and may have affected the sensitive areas involved, reducing fertility, but for many it will not.A meeting with your doc to go over the issue may provide more specific answers to your individual case. ...Read more

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I had stevens/johnson syndrome last year. Will it come back easier now?

I had stevens/johnson syndrome last year.  Will it come back easier now?

Stevens/Johnson's: Various etiologic factors have been implicated as causes of stevens-johnson syndrome. Drugs most commonly are blamed. The 4 etiologic categories are as follows: infectious drug-induced malignancy-related idiopathic stevens-johnson syndrome is idiopathic in 25-50% of cases. Drugs and malignancies are most often implicated as the etiology in adults and elderly persons. ...Read more

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How many times have you seen Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by prescribed Diltiazem?

Very rare: the syndrome alone is very rare - one person per million kinda rare. can occur with any drug but usually a sulfa based drug and very very rare with diltiazem. Probably would have to do a world litature search to find even a few cases related to this drug. ...Read more

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Does stevens-johnson syndrome start while you're still taking medicine you're allergic to?

Usually: Usually. That is why it is so important to know your real allergies and to assure those substances are not in other medications being used. ...Read more

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Stevens-johnson syndrome. How worried should I be at 50 as opposed to worrying about my 7 year old grandson?

SJS: This is an extremely dangerous and has very high mortality rates. If you are unsure if either you or your grandson have this, it is essential that you get into a doctor immediately to be evaluated. This is not the forum to address the seriousness of this deadly disease. First get it seen by a doctor, then all of the doctors on health tap would be happy to provide further insight. ...Read more

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I have been taking Diltiazem for almost a year resolving symptoms. Stopped taking 3 weeks ago as scared of Stevens Johnson Syndrome- likelihood?

Don't stop: Diltiazem is used to treat hypertension. It is a calcium channel blocker. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an extremely rare side effect and if you've been taking it for a year, don't worry. And let your doctor know you stopped it. ...Read more

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Is there a test for stevens-johnson syndrome?

No: Stevens-johnson syndrome or erytema muliforme is a dermatological reaction, usually allergic to something. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Get to a burn center: 1. Stop the offending agent 2. Resuscitate and supportive mgmt 3. Infection control - restrict visitors 4. Transfer immediately to a burn center for further management. ...Read more

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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

Severe skin rash: Severe skin rash, often life threatening. Typically related to infection or underlying autoimmune disease or cancer. ...Read more

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What is stevens-johnson syndrome?

See details: This is a very rare but very serious and even life threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is usually a reaction to a medication or an infection. It usually begins with flu-like symptoms followed by a painful rash in which the top layer of the skin dies and sheds. It is an extreme emergency and requires immediate hospitalization. ...Read more