Symptoms to Watch for With SJS
The symptoms to watch for or to monitor for the condition known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or SJS include skin lesions, with or without systemic (whole body) symptoms. The systemic symptoms can be severe in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and the lesions are extensive, involving multiple body areas, especially the mucous membranes. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's syndrome or TEN syndrome) involves multiple large blisters that coalesce, followed by sloughing of all or most of the skin and mucous membranes. Signs and symptoms often appear suddenly. These include pain in the affected mucous membranes even before erosions develop. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is most common in children and young adults. In some cases, the cause can't be identified.
Coomon Signs to look for with SJS if you are taking or giving mediciation:
- Eye redness and swelling
- Flu like symptoms, including a persistent fever
- A skin rash, which may have the appearance of a bull's eye type target
- Painful blisters on two or more mucosal surfaces, such as a child's eyes, mouth, nose, ear, and anogenital area, which can lead to ulceration and hemorrhagic crusting
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 800-862-1260.