Steven Johnson Syndrom

Causes of Stevens Johnson Syndrome

The most common cause of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis is through an allergic drug reaction. The drugs that are usually responsible for these reactions include: some NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), Allopurinol, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, and sulfa antibiotics. The onset of symptoms in drug related Stevens-Johnson Syndrome may not appear for one or two weeks after first use. Reaction to drugs is by far the most common cause of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. As such, your prescribing doctor needs to be aware of this possibility and ensure you're not at risk before prescribing medication.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome has also been linked to bacterial infections and skin graft problems. In many cases, doctors are unable to determine the cause of the disease in the patient at all. All that is known for certain is that the disease causes a great deal of pain, discomfort, and worry, and ultimately it can lead to death. With Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, the open wounds left by flaying skin are very susceptible to infection, and this is often what causes death.

The relationship between Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and drugs has seen a high rise in lawsuits against various pharmaceutical giants. The latest drug company to come under fire because of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is Pfizer, the manufacturer of the cox-2 inhibitor, Bextra.

If you or any member of your family has suffered from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, it is important to seek legal assistance as you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If a member of your family has died from drug-related Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf.

What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Symptoms and Treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

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