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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Diagnosis
A doctor recently gave me a possible diagnosis of stevens johnson syndrome. Should i get a second opinion?
SJ syndrome: Stevens johnson is a potential life threatening disease that occurs as a reaction to a medication. If this is what your doctor says, you need to be under very close medical observation. ...Read more
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
A doctor recently gave me a possible diagnosis of stevens johnson syndrome for my rashes? Sounds serious?
Yes: Yes, can be deadly. Often caused by medications. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/4: The overall mortality rate is 25%.Get a more detailed answer ›
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