Stevens-Johnson syndrome

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Ste·vens-John·son syndrome

 (stē′vənz-jŏn′sən)
n.
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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I learned the difference between erythema multiforme major and mycoplasma-induced rash with mucositis, and I reassured a family that their hospitalized 9-year-old was going to be just fine.
SCARs include Steven-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), erythema multiforme major (EMM) and such other severe dermatological reactions.
The differential diagnosis for EC includes EH, impetiginized atopic dermatitis, varicella, and erythema multiforme major.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), also known as erythema multiforme major, is assumed to symbolize a range of infections, the most benign type of which is erythema multiforme (EM), whereas toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is the most severe.
Corticosteroid treatment of erythema multiforme major (StevensJohnson syndrome) in children.