Quick Facts of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Produces fever
- First 1 to 14 days symptoms of fever, sore throat, chills, headache, malaise, and usually vomiting and diarrhea.
- Skin loss may lead to dehydration, infection or death
- Also known as Erythema multiform major
- Most severe and occasionally fatal variant of erythema multiform. The rash is widespread and severe and involves the eyes, mouth, vaginal, urethral, gastrointestinal, respiratory tract and other internal organs. It appears as target like lesions.
- Begins with symptoms of non-specific upper respiratory tract infection
- Ocular involvement can include severe onjunctivitis, iritis, conjunctiva and corneal abrasions and corneal perforation.
- Occurs in slightly more than 1 to 7 cases per million per year.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome also known as SJS or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, which may be the result of a drug reaction call our Law Firm at 1.800.862.1260.