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Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, SJS is serious

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.

In brief: Yes, SJS is serious

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.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Most of the time it is diagnosed the person has something else. It can be lethal and can damage the cornea. Most DRs using this diagnosis need to look it up and learn the definition.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes

If stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is advanced and widespread then an extreme loss of fluid may occur comparable to a sever burn.
Infection can set in as well. Dehydration and infection can cause death.

In brief: Yes

If stevens-johnson syndrome (sjs) is advanced and widespread then an extreme loss of fluid may occur comparable to a sever burn.
Infection can set in as well. Dehydration and infection can cause death.
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