According to the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, the potentially deadly skin condition afflicts people of all ages and both sexes. But more female cases have been reported than male, and it afflicts people of all ages.
The Foundation says recognizing the early symptoms of Stevens Johnson Syndrome and getting prompt medical attention are the most important tools in minimizing the possible long-term effects the condition may have on its victims.
Those symptoms include:
- Rash, blisters, or red splotches on skin
- Persistent fever
- Blisters in mouth, eyes, ears, nose, genital area
- Swelling of eyelids, red eyes
- Flu-like symptoms
- Recent history of having taken a prescription or over-the-counter medication
Although the exact cause of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome can’t always be identified, it’s usually an allergic reaction in response to medication, infection or illness. The condition can cause the top layer of skin to shed and die.
If you or a loved one have suffered from the condition, you should consult with a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome attorney at Lopez McHugh to evaluate whether you have a claim.
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