Stevens-Johnson syndrome(redirected from Lyell's syndrome)
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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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