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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Introduction

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also called erythema multiforme major, is a disorder of the skin that can also affect the eyes. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI) ... more about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is available below.

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

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Article Excerpts about Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also called erythema multiforme major, is a disorder of the skin that can also affect the eyes. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Definitions of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome:

A skin and mucous membrane disease characterized by an eruption of macules, papules, nodules, vesicles, and/or bullae with characteristic "bull's-eye" lesions usually occurring on the dorsal aspect of the hands and forearms. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, or a subtype of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Stevens-Johnson Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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