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What is stevens-johnson syndrome?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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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.

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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.
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