Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Yesterday I watched this in news, they were telling the story of couple of kids having SJS. Some of them it was due to reaction of over the counter medicine having ibrufonie. Story was really scary and before that I didn't know all about this. Today I am writing about this to spread awareness about this among we people.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also called erythema multiforme major, typically involve the skin and the mucous membranes. SJS can also affect the eyes. While minor presentations may occur, significant involvement of oral, nasal, eye, vaginal, urethral, GI, and lower respiratory tract mucous membranes may develop in the course of the illness. GI and respiratory involvement may progress to necrosis. SJS is a serious systemic disorder with the potential for severe morbidity and even death.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is an immune-complex–mediated hypersensitivity complex that is a severe expression of erythema multiforme. List of symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome includes:

  • Skin lesions (painful)
  • Skin blisters
  • Mucous membrane lesions
  • Mouth rash
  • Mouth blisters
  • Throat rash
  • Throat blisters
  • Anus rash
  • Anus blisters
  • Genital rash
  • Genital blisters
  • Conjunctival rash
  • Conjunctival blisters

Click here to see detail about these symptoms.

Click here to read more on this, You can also check Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation.

I just watched 'Fallen Idol' aired in ABC, it looks like another Shakti Kapoor kinda episode but in this case it's other way round and well planned from both the parties. Let's see the reactions in coming days specially next American idol episode, because person involved in this case is one of the judge.

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