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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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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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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 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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What's stevens johnson syndrome?

Severe skin rash: Severe skin rash, often life threatening. Typically related to infection or underlying autoimmune disease or cancer. ...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

Dr. Colin Sanner
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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more