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I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?
I've got dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Will this dryness leads to blindness?
Not likely: Stevens-johnson syndrome targets the anterior surface ; mucous membrane of the eye which can result in severe dryness. This can be treated with artificial tears. Sjs can also damage the cornea ; corneal stem cells resulting in scarring of the cornea. It is the corneal changes that may decrease the vision. You should follow closely with your eye doctor for management to prevent vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get steven-johnson syndrome from a drug you previously took, but had no reaction for when you first took it?
Im considering iv glutathione for skin brightening. Is there a risk for steven johnson syndrome with the drug? Ive had sjs from taking lamotrigine.
No: It's a naturally-occurring substance. I'd urge you, though, not to do this. It may interfere slightly with production of melanin, but the result may not look natural. Here in the US, trying to alter one's skin color is considered the height of ignorance, and we do still set world trends. Taking anything by vein creates an infection risk. Embrace your own genetics and look good by staying fit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypochondriac with rash from clindamycin dr said it's a drug rash but I didn't mention a sore in mouth below molar scared of Stevens-Johnson syndrome?
Hypochondriasis...: ...takes a lot of our time. Hi. I sympathize, and I'm not blaming, but hypochondriasis hurts everyone, but most of all, the hypochondriac. A sore in your mouth IS NOT S-J SYNDROME! ...Read more
Depends on BSA: The death rate from steven's johnson syndrome (sjs) is dependent on the extent of skin sloughing. When body surface area (bsa) sloughing is less than 10%, the mortality rate is approximately 1-5%. However, with more extensive sloughing (30% bsa) the death rate is 25-35%, or higher. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life threatening: This is a life threatening condition often requiring ICU level of care. Depending on how early in the disease, treatment was started, the recovery period may vary. ...Read more
Probably sulfa drug: Probably a sufa drug.Get a more detailed answer ›
SJS: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drug reactions: Drug reactions and infections and the most common causes. See http://www.Skinassn.Org/ for more information. ...Read more
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?
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
Intravenous fluids: Treatment is similar to the treatment of severe burns. Intravenous fluids, stopping any a causative drugs, symptomatic relief of pain, and treatment of any causative infections. Immune gamma globulin therapy is reported to help but the use of cortisone is controversial. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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