Stevens-Johnson syndrome

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Ste·vens-John·son syndrome

A severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes, usually occurring after an infection, with malignancy, or as an allergic reaction to drugs or other substances.

[After Albert Mason Stevens (1884-1945) and Frank Chambliss Johnson (1894-1934), American pediatricians.]
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Doctors at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh diagnosed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome where the body's immune system overreacts to a trigger - usually a mild infection or medicine.
Halle-Grace did not have scarlet fever but had developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a reaction to her medication that causes blisters and eventually sees affected skin die and shed.
The allergic reaction is life-threatening and is called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
WARNINGS: Serious hypersensitivity reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, have been reported with sulfonamides, including topical sodium sulfacetamide.
It was there she was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - a rare condition caused by a violent allergic reaction to a virus or a medication which affects just 1 in 50,000 people.
5] present an important case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome in a patient receiving both antipsychotic medications and a nevirapine-based antiretroviral regimen, reminding us of the pharmacological complexities of managing mental disorders in HIV-infected patients.
His teams aims, were to design and test the reliability of a new tool for grading LSCD, to define a set of core outcome measures to use in evaluating treatments to demonstrate the treatments' impact on two common types of LSCD: a genetic disorder called aniridia and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), an inflammatory disorder.
Case reports indicate that all combined therapies with the exception of ziprasidone raise the risk of potentially fatal adverse events, including encephalopathy, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, neutropenia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Review of post-marketing data suggests that patients aged 65 years or older report a higher frequency than the general population of the following events: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Drug Induced Hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS).
He was rushed back to Addenbrooke's where medics realised he had Stevens-Johnson Syndrome - an allergic reaction that caused more than 200 blisters.
Nevirapine side-effects in pregnancy when the drug is included as part of a highly active antiretroviral therapy regimen include drug-induced liver toxicity and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.