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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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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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Is it possible to get steven johnson syndrome from one antibiotic?

Is it possible to get steven johnson syndrome from one antibiotic?

Yes: This is a hypersensitvity, allergic type reaction to the ingestion of pharmacologics and sometimes other chemicals. The most common causes of this fortunately rare condition are antibiotic, particular those with a sulfa chemical configuration. ...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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What is steven's johnson syndrome? Is it an adverse drug reactions.?

What is steven's johnson syndrome? Is it an adverse drug reactions.?

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! ...Read more

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How healthy is rifampicin from steven johnson's syndrome?

How healthy is rifampicin from steven johnson's syndrome?

Not good : There is no history here but with stevens Johnson this is not good. This can be a cause of stevens Johnson. At a time with the disease is active the liver is under a lot of stress . It would be better to avoid. ...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

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What is steven-johnson syndrome?

Drug reaction: One of the most severe and life-threatening forms of drug reactions. Patients peel off their skin and may need to be treated in the burn unit. ...Read more

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What is steven johnson syndrome?

SJS: 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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Is it safe to kiss someone with stevens-johnson syndrome?

Is it safe to kiss someone with stevens-johnson syndrome?

Yes: It is not contagious but sjs tends to affect the lips and mucus membranes so it might be painful to the patient with sjs. ...Read more

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Although I know that any medication can, is Azithromycin commonly related to the rare Stevens Johnson syndrome?

Although I know that any medication can, is Azithromycin commonly related to the rare Stevens Johnson syndrome?

No, not common: Stevens Johnson reactions are rare, so there isn't a commonly used medication that's commonly related to Stevens Johnson. ...Read more

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How concerning is this toxic shock syndrome?

How concerning is this toxic shock syndrome?

Very serious: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?

SJS: SJS is a severe allergic reaction and can occur following the use of virtually any medication. I don't know the exact incidence with diltiazem but I do know it's exceptionally rare. I prescribe the medication frequently and in >30 years as a cardiologist, I've never seen a case. ...Read more

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How safe is rifampicin with steven johnson's syndrome?

Depends on prior med: The currently worded question can.t be answered without knowing what the Steven-Johnson's syndrome reaction to what? If it was to a medication with the same or similar chemical structure as rifampicin, then it's not safe. If caused by a completely different medicine, then it's safe. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die of serotonin syndrome?

Is it possible to die of serotonin syndrome?

Actually uncommon: Serotonin syndrome gets a lot of mention, but is actually more often a potential problem than a clinical issue. Concerns with certain medications and drug interactions seem to highlight the category. Best you discuss your current and future medications with risks in mind. A conference with your doctor should answer all of your concerns. ...Read more

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Will sulfamethoxazole cause steven johnson syndrome on my vagina? Skin is peeling and burns to the touch. How to fix this problem? Is it sjs?!

Will sulfamethoxazole cause steven johnson syndrome on my vagina? Skin is peeling and burns to the touch. How to fix this problem? Is it sjs?!

Stevens Johnson synd: Sulfa drugs are one of the more common drugs that can cause stevens johnson syndrome. It is a serious condition that should be evaluated promptly by your doctor. It doesn't usually occur in just one area of your body, however. There are other possibilities for the symptoms you report such as, for example, yeast infection. Your doctor can establish the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon for teenagers to have toxic shock syndrome? Is this treated differently?

Is it uncommon for teenagers to have toxic shock syndrome? Is this treated differently?

No: Any one, regardless of age, can become a victim of toxic shock yndrome related to tampons. The treatment is the sme regardless of age. ...Read more

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What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a girl is born with 45 instead of 46 cms.The loss can affect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until late childhood.Supportive care is needed ...Read more

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