Johnson syndrome

A systemic, serious, and life-threatening disorder characterized by lesions in the skin and mucous membranes that may lead to necrosis. The lesions may appear anywhere in the body but they occur more commonly in the palms, soles, dorsum of the hands, and extensor surfaces. The lesions are vesicular or necrotic in the center, surrounded by an erythematous zone and occupy less than 10% of the body surfaces. The appearance of the mucocutaneous lesions is preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection. It is an immune complex hypersensitivity reaction usually caused by drugs (e.g., sulfa, phenytoin, penicillin), viruses (e.g., herpes simplex, influenza, hepatitis), and malignancies (e.g., carcinoma and lymphoma).

Disease Alternative Name

stevens-johnson syndrome
stevens johnson syndrome
erythema multiforme major
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Steven Johnson syndrome

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Severe form of Stevens jhonson syndrome.requires ICU management


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46F She is on MDT for MB(Adult) Leprosy (Other) with grade I disability (ulcer on right sole) and taking Prednisolone fo...See More

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Yes this is herpes zoster You rightly put her on acyclovir Kindly give the full doses of 800mg 5times a day and tapper off gradually and keep on maintenance dose don't withdraw immidiately Second thing don't stop steroids as she on Rest loc...


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