A generalized hypersensitivity reaction, usually to a drug, in which skin and mucous membrane lesions are an early manifestation
Once considered on the same spectrum with erythema mul...
A preceding illness for which medication was prescribed, typically 1 to 3 weeks before initial cutaneous manifestations
Sudden onset with rapidly progressive pleomorphic rash that incl...
Withdraw potentially offending medications, and treat any underlying disease.
Meticulous skin care; similar to burn patients
Supportive care, including moisture-retentive ointm...
Document all offending/suspected agents.
Education to limit exposure to offending/suspected medications/chemical agents
L51.1 Stevens-Johnson syndrome
L51.3 Stevens-Johnson synd-tox epdrml necrolysis overlap syndrome
695.13 Stevens-Johnson syndrome
695.14 Stevens-Johnson syndrome-toxic epidermal necrolysis ...
SJS and TEN are a delayed-hypersensitivity medication reaction.
SJS is a medical emergency.
Corticosteroid treatment is controversial. If chosen and no response within 1st few days, disc...
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<bold>Figure 72-8</bold> Hemorrhagic ulcerative stomatitis in SJS. (Courtesy of Joseph Lopreiato, MD.)