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Compare steven johnson syndrome/erythema multiforme?

Compare steven johnson syndrome/erythema multiforme?

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. ...Read more

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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 steven johnson syndrome contagious?

Is steven johnson syndrome contagious?

No: 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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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

What's stevens johnson syndrome?

Severe reaction: Stevens johnson syndrome (sjs) is a severe immune reaction, usually to a medication. It can present with rash that leads to sloughing (peeling off) of the skin and mucous membranes (e.g., inside the mouth or vagina). It can also cause fever and damage to internal organs. Urgent treatment by qualified medical professionals is extremely important. See your doctor if you have further questions. ...Read more

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What is steven johnson syndrome?

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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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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Hola. llevo unos meses con leves mareos. sensacion de oidos tapados. dolor de cabeza. dolor en articulaciones... alguien puede ayudarme? gracias...

Hola. llevo unos meses con leves mareos. sensacion de oidos tapados. dolor de cabeza. dolor en articulaciones... alguien puede ayudarme? gracias...

...: Hola! El dolor de cabeza y la sensación de oídos tapados me hacen pensar en una sinusitis, posiblemente crónica si lleva varios meses. Haz tenido fiebre o secreciones nasales espesas? El dolor en las articulaciones no va con ese cuadro y podría ser algo aparte. Debes ir para que te evalúen y obtener mas información. ...Read more

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What is steven johnson syndrome pictures please :)?

What is steven johnson syndrome pictures please :)?

Let me explain: Stevens–johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are two forms of a life-threatening skin condition, in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. The syndrome is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex that affects the skin and the mucous membranes. The main known cause is certain medications, followed by infections and rarely cancers. ...Read more

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Fuí diagnosticado con Mega Cisterna Magna después de haber ido al doctor porque tuve 3 días con dolores de cabeza. Necesito una cirugía?

Fuí diagnosticado con Mega Cisterna Magna después de haber ido al doctor porque tuve 3 días con dolores de cabeza. Necesito una cirugía?

Evaluation: Although unlikely, you should consult a neurosurgeon regarding a "diagnosis" of an enlarged cisterna magna. They will be able to assess whether any of your symptoms can be ascribed to a surgical fix. ...Read more

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Buenas tardes, desearia preguntarles que solucion puedi darle a un quiste pilodinal que me ha salido en la parte del coxis. Espero alguna respuesta.

Buenas tardes, desearia preguntarles que solucion puedi darle a un quiste pilodinal que me ha salido en la parte del coxis. Espero alguna respuesta.

Pilodinal cyst: Pilodinal cysts are relatively common and are often found near the coccyx (tailbone). These can cause discomfort, pain, get infected, become a fistula and can lead to more problematic complications. Any general surgeon can take of this problem, usually in the or with no overnight stay required. Some fp's & gp's have also learned to manage these when access to a surgeon is limited or not possible. ...Read more

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Mi Paciente está experimentando entumecimiento de la pierna, dolor de cabeza (mejora con: descanso) (empeora con: flexionar hacia adelante) (sever...

Mi Paciente está experimentando  entumecimiento de la pierna, dolor de cabeza (mejora con: descanso) (empeora con: flexionar hacia adelante) (sever...

Analgesico Primero: Entumecimiento de la pierna puede ser por falta de uso! Terapia fisica es recomendable! Antes de ejercicio que se tome un Analgesico como Acetaminofen 650 mg para que pueda ejercitarse. Depende claro de la edad de su paciente y tambien de otras enfermedades que tenga! ...Read more

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Tengo 18 años y tengo artrosis de cadera, podrian ponerme una protresis?

Not translated: I am sorry but this question was not translated into English. ...Read more

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Bonjour quel est le meilleur traitement de la dermite séborrhéique ? Merci

Bonjour quel est le meilleur traitement de la dermite  séborrhéique ? Merci

French Seb Derm: Bonjour. Cela dépend où il est, mais en général, un shampooing antifongique avec ou sans un corticostéroïde topique est utilisé pour traiter la dermatite séborrhéique. ...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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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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How can I get stronger after i suffer from steven johnson syndrome?

Time : You are most likely very lucky to be alive. This is a serious issue and will take time. Time , avoiding the med that caused this, rest, nutrition and time. This should help out if your underlying health is ok. ...Read more

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Does anyone know when you will stop experiencing symptoms from steven johnson syndrome it has been 4 months now?

SJS: Sjs is a very serious and life-threatening condition. The acute syndrome can take quite a bit of time to heal and the long term effects can linger for an extended period of time. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stevens-johnson-syndrome/ds00940. ...Read more

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What if you had Steven Johnson syndrome from a medication that you need to take. Can you ever potentially take that medicine again in the future?

Unfortunately, No: you cannot have this medicine again in the future, your doctor will have to seek an alternative. If it were just a severe allergic reaction or even anaphylaxis, and no alternative available, desensitization can be tried by an allergist/immunologist, but in of case of history of SJS caused by the drug, desensitization won't work, the drug has to be avoided, good luck ...Read more

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Can steven johnson syndrome happen even if u only take a medicine once or does it require many times taking it?Does it go away when meds discontinued?

Yes: It can happen with a single exposure. The symptoms can be mild to severe.It will go away if the medicine is stopped but it may need treatment. ...Read more

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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

Severe reaction: Stevens johnson syndrome (sjs) is a severe immune reaction, usually to a medication. It can present with rash that leads to sloughing (peeling off) of the skin and mucous membranes (e.g., inside the mouth or vagina). It can also cause fever and damage to internal organs. Urgent treatment by qualified medical professionals is extremely important. See your doctor if you have further questions. ...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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Is steven johnson syndrome contagious?

No: 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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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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Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

Yes, SJS is serious: Stevens johnson syndrome (eryth. Multi. Major, ten) is a rare but sometimes fatal allergic reaction. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomfort), skin itching, joint aches, and a fairly rapid appearance of reddened spots or patches all over. The rash can have "target" or "bulls-eye" spots, and even blisters. Eye irritation can occur, as well as sores on eyelids, lips, and in the mouth. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the tests for stevens johnson syndrome?

BIopsy confirms: Stevens-johnson is such a severe and obvious disease of the skin, and often eyes and mucosal surfaces, that treatment (including support, and stopping any medication that might have triggered it) will not wait on lab testing. Biopsy may be used for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is steven johnson syndrome pictures please :)?

Let me explain: Stevens–johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis are two forms of a life-threatening skin condition, in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. The syndrome is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex that affects the skin and the mucous membranes. The main known cause is certain medications, followed by infections and rarely cancers. ...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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