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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which is also known as SJS or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), is a severe skin reaction which could be caused by a number of different medications.
STEVEN JOHNSON SYNDROME LITIGATION: If a medication does not provide proper warnings about the possible Stevens-Johnson syndrome side effects, users who experience problems may be able to pursue compensation through a legal claim.
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OVERVIEW: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is one of the most debilitating conditions which can be caused by an adverse reaction to a drug. It results in a severe rash and blisters which can occur throughout the body, and are common on the mouth, eyes, ear, nose or genital area.
It causes the skin to burn from the inside out, often requiring treatment in a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Burn Unit. In more severe cases, where skin lesions cover more than 30% of the body, the condition may be referred to as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
About 5% to 15% of the severe occurrences of SJS result in death. In non-fatal cases, it can lead to organ damage and blindness.
SYMPTOMS OF STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME:
- Rash, Blisters or Red Spots on the Skin
- Blisters in the Mouth, Eyes, Ears, Nose or Genitals
- Swelling of the Eyelids
- Fever or Flu-Like Symptoms