Posts Tagged 'Stevens-Johnson Syndrome'

How is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Diagnosed?

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious condition that requires emergency medical care and often hospitalization. The disorder usually develops as a reaction to certain types of medication. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning last year regarding a link between Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and acetaminophen, which is a common pain reliever and fever reducer in both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Similar drugs ibuprofen and naproxen have also been associated with the syndrome.

Patients with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome tend ...

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FDA: Acetaminophen Increases Risk of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

According to a CBS report, the Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about the potential for the rare skin complications Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after taking acetaminophen, one of the most widely used medicines in the United States.

According to the FDA, SJS and TEN are extremely rare but can be deadly. These conditions can cause blisters, serious rashes, reddening of the skin and the detachment of the upper surface of the ...

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Man regains eyesight lost to Stevens Johnson syndrome

The Hindu, an English-language newspaper out of India, describes the case of a 37-year-old man who regained his eyesight after 18 years of blindness.

According to the report, the man initially lost his eyesight when he suffered a bout of Stevens Johnson syndrome after taking some tuberculosis medication.

Stevens Johnson syndrome usually occurs as an extreme allergic reaction when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It’s considered ...

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Drug for depression triggers SJS

An ABC News story out of Colorado tells the story of a woman’s ordeal with Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which she suffered after taking a drug prescribed for depression.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome occurs when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It can cause the top layer of skin to shed and die, and is considered a medical emergency.

The story says that Josephine is a New York actress who ...

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Teen suffers bout of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

A report in the Omaha World-Herald News describes the ordeal of a local high school basketball player who suffered through a life-threatening bout of a skin condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

According to the story, the problems started after the 17-year-old was given Zithromax to treat a sinus infection.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome occurs when the skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. It can cause the top layer of ...

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Supreme Court considers generic drugs lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that may determine the extent to which manufacturers of generic drugs are liable for injuries their medications cause.

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the case stems from the $21 million that a jury awarded to a woman who suffered from a severe form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking a generic anti-inflammatory drug called Sulindac.

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