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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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Dr. Emily Altman
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...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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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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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 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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My boyfriend had stevens johnson syndrome when he was 12 he is now 20. It was due to allrgic reaction if he gets it again will he die?

My boyfriend had stevens johnson syndrome when he was 12 he is now 20. It was due to allrgic reaction if he gets it again will he die?

Steven Jhonson syndr: If one gets exposed to the same agent, medicine, vaccine , dye or what ever was the offending agent which caused the prior stevens johnson's syndrome then a subsequent exposure can be severe , dangerous and fatal and should be avoided. ...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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I had stevens johnson syndrome and accidentally took similar medicine that caused it before. It's been two days. Will i get it again?

SJS: Not necessarily. Just follow your symptoms (if any) closely. And call your doctor or get to an er immediately if any symptoms start to return. ...Read more

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