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Can MRSA change into stevens johnson syndrome?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Not usually
Mrsa is a bacterial infection; steven johnson is an idiopathic skin-sloughing disorder, thought to be autoimmune.
Sjs can sometimes be part of the sequelae from infection (usually viral), but it more likely is the result of a drug reaction (such as the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) commonly used to treat mrsa).

In brief: Not usually
Mrsa is a bacterial infection; steven johnson is an idiopathic skin-sloughing disorder, thought to be autoimmune.
Sjs can sometimes be part of the sequelae from infection (usually viral), but it more likely is the result of a drug reaction (such as the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) commonly used to treat mrsa).
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