Steven Johnson Syndrom

Symptoms and Treatment of Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome begins with non-specific symptoms, such as headaches, aching body, fever, and a bad cough. A rash may develop over the face and mid section, which then spreads to other parts of the body. Blistering, usually in places such as the eyes, mouth, nose and genital areas, and the mucous membrane becomes inflamed.

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, another variation of the disease, causes the skin to come away in large amounts, appearing as if the sufferer has been burnt.

Symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis:

Both Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis can start with non-specific symptoms such as:

Coughing

Aching

Headaches

Feverishness

Vomiting

Diarrhoea

A red rash

Both of these disease variations are potentially deadly. In drug related cases, the symptoms for both diseases can take one or two weeks to manifest from the first time the patient takes the drug.

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