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Stevens-Johnson. 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.

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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...

Is stevens-johnson syndrome a side effect of ibuprofen?

Uncertain (too rare) Stevens johnson syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) is a severe, sometimes fatal, allergic reaction. It occurs in about 2-4 people per 1 million people each year. About half of the cases have no known cause, more than a fourth of the cases are felt to be due to infections by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... The remaining 20% or so of cases are believed related to a variety of medications. Read more...
Yes. Stevens-johnson's syndrome has been reported after use if ibuprofen. It is very rare however. Read more...

Can stevens johnson syndrome be cured?

Yes, sometimes. Depending on a number of factors, stevens johnson syndrome can be treated once the offending agent can be removed from the body and the immune system can be quelled and the patient protected from infection, dehydration, and multi-organ failure. Read more...

Can you die of stevens-johnson syndrome?

Yes, SJS is serious. Stevens johnson syndrome (eryth. 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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can stevens johnson syndrome be treated?

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. Read more...
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/. Read more...

Can you die from stevens johnson syndrome?

Yes. Stevens johnson is a very serious immune reaction manifest as skin and mucosal damage and sloughing. It looks similar to and has effects like a burn. Untreated one can die of dehydration and infection. Read more...

What are the tests for stevens johnson syndrome?

BIopsy confirms. Stevens-johnson is such a severe and obvious disease of the skin, and often eyes and mucosal surfaces, that treatment (including support, and stopping any medication that might have triggered it) will not wait on lab testing. Biopsy may be used for confirmation. Read more...