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Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Bug Bite Turns Tragic
Detroit, MI: For most people, it would be unthinkable that a bug bite could set off a chain of events that results in a person's death, but when it comes to Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), that is exactly what can happen. Some antibiotics used to treat ... - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00

Proud Veteran Fights a New Battle with Stevens Johnson Syndrome
SJS often begins with a Stevens Johnson Syndrome rash, before rapidly evolving to produce blisters, skin lesions and the loss of large quantities of the upper layer of dermis akin to a serious burn. Doctors have previously described the condition as an ... - Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:26

Doctors diagnosed rare allergic reaction with medication or virus to blame
Now they must wait to discover if she has been left with permanent damage to her sight. The youngster was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a sometimes fatal condition caused by a violent allergic reaction to a virus or a medication.
Daily Mail - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:10

Toddler nearly dies after suffering severe allergic reaction to child dose of ...
Metro - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:29

24-Year-Old Cassandra Campbell Killed By Rare Disease Caused By Antibiotics
A family in West Michigan is raising awareness about a rare disorder that took the life of a 24-year-old woman. Cassandra Campbell's family says she contracted Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) from some medicine she was taking for a bug bite.
Opposing Views - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:20

Family caught off guard: Rare syndrome sparked by antibiotics - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:20

Family: Rare disease claims daughter's life after she took medicine for bug bite - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:18

The rare disease that could come from your medicine cabinet - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:06

Rare disease could come right from your medicine cabinet - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:30

New mom dies from rare disease after taking medicine for a bug bite - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:43

Sauers swings back from life-threatening skin disease
"It was Stevens-Johnson syndrome, what I ended up having," Sauers said. "They thought I had rheumatoid arthritis, which I never did -- getting burned from the inside out. Both arms, both legs." "I burned from the inside out, so my skin basically died.
WBNG-TV - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:10

Doctors told me to give my sick tot Nurofen and it nearly killed her
It was there she was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome – a rare condition caused by a violent allergic reaction to a virus or a medication which affects just 1 in 50,000 people. Matt and Sarah were told it would be a “miracle” if their little ...
Irish Mirror - Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:41

Skin Reactions to Phenytoin Linked to Gene Variants
Although the severe reactions are less common, in the cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and TEN, morbidity and mortality rates can be high, at 10% to 50%, the authors note. To investigate a potential genetic commonality linked to the reactions, Dr ...
Medscape - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:03

Strood schoolboy Oakley Orange launches charity for sick children after ...
Oakley Orange was given just a 65% chance of survival when he was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. The condition, triggered by an allergic reaction to epilepsy medication, meant Oakley lost all his skin as well as his hair, toenails and finger ...
Kent Online - Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:03

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