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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Valassina, "Report of a case of Lyell's syndrome during a course of treatment with Natulan," Minerva Medica, vol.
This is related in part to the difference in the terminology of some similar diseases like -EM, SJS, and Lyell's syndrome. The other part is the debate on use corticosteroids in the treatment of EM.17