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Stevens Johnsons Disease
I take 200mg of lamictal. Does exposure to either the sun or a tanning bed put me at risk for the rash (that leads to stevens-johnson's disease)?
No: The Lamictal rash occurs in about 3-5% of patients and is most often an allergic or idiosyncratic reaction. Stevens-johnson may occur if a painful rash and the drug is continued. There is no solar exposure risk which accentuates the chance of rash, but using drug with Depakote does increase risk of rash to 7-9%. ...Read more
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
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?
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
SJS: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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