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Can stevens johnson syndrome be treated?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: SJS

Absolutely. Sjs is best treated in a burn unit by trained professionals.
It is all patient dependent since there are differing views on the use of corticosteroids. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/.

In brief: SJS

Absolutely. Sjs is best treated in a burn unit by trained professionals.
It is all patient dependent since there are differing views on the use of corticosteroids. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, somewhat

Treatment for stevens johnson syndrome (ery.
Multiforme major, toxic epider. Necrolysis) is mostly supportive. The patient has suffered a severe allergic reaction in which large areas of skin are damaged and/or blistered off. He is taken care of in a burn unit or a similar intensive care unit, because without functional skin, he is like a burn victim. Many patients still die, even with treatment.

In brief: Yes, somewhat

Treatment for stevens johnson syndrome (ery.
Multiforme major, toxic epider. Necrolysis) is mostly supportive. The patient has suffered a severe allergic reaction in which large areas of skin are damaged and/or blistered off. He is taken care of in a burn unit or a similar intensive care unit, because without functional skin, he is like a burn victim. Many patients still die, even with treatment.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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