an unusual, life-threatening reaction characterized by fever and flu-like symptoms followed by a severe, blistering rash on the skin and/or mucous membranes. Stevens-Johnson syndrome may occur as a reaction to certain drugs.
A severe and sometimes fatal form of erythema multiforme that is characterized by conjunctivitis (eye inflammation) and often results in blindness, Vincent's angina (trench mouth) and ulceration of the genitals and anus. See also Erythema Multiforme.
An allergic loss of much of the skin. Often this is fatal if not treated early.
an acute, generally self-limiting, severe mucocutaneous vesiculobullous disease
A serious and sometimes fatal disease characterized by fever, severe rash, blisters, nausea, and vomiting. The syndrome may be triggered by a severe allergic reaction to certain drugs.
an unusual, severe reaction characterized by blistering and sloughing of the mucous membranes; the visceral organs may also be involved, and the condition can be fatal. The syndrome may result from the use of certain medications such as TMP-SMX.
A severe and sometimes fatal form of erythema multiforme that is characterized by severe skin manifestations; conjunctivitis (eye inflammation), which often results in blindness; Vincent's angina (trench mouth); and ulceration of the genitals and anus.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a severe and life-threatening condition. It is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex affecting the skin and the mucous membranes. SJS has been classified as a severe expression of erythema multiforme (EM), and is sometimes referred to as erythema multiforme major.