Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a potentially deadly skin disease that usually results from a drug reaction. Another form of the disease is called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, and again this usually results from a drug-related reaction. Drugs that have been linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome include NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), Allopurinol, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, and sulfa antibiotics. In some cases, the condition is caused by a bacterial infection, and in many cases there is no known cause for the onset of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
These skin diseases can cause massive pain, suffering and anxiety. People that have taken or are taking medications such as the ones mentioned above are urged to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of SJS (Stevens-Johnson Syndrome) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). This will enable you to seek immediate medical attention should the need arise, and early initiation of treatment can make a big difference to the seriousness of the disease as this can stop any secondary infections.
The aim of this site is to keep people informed about the symptoms, causes and treatment of SJS and TEN, and also to offer advice with regards to the legal options of those affected by these diseases. You can find out more about various aspects of these diseases through the following articles:
What is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome explains more about this disease in general, how it is caused, the symptoms and treatments, and which drugs can increase the risks of the disease.
Causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome takes a more indepth look at the various causes of this disease, as well as signs to look out for and medications to remain vigilant about.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment offers further advice on the various symptoms associated with disease from the initial onset to more advanced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. You can also read a brief overview of the treatment undertaken for patients suffering from this disease.
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis provides information on Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, explaining what it is and what the symptoms and effects of this disorder (known as TENS) can be. You can also learn more about the causes of TENS, who can be affected by this disease, and what sort of treatment can be administered.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Children provides information on the type of causes that can result in SJS in children, including the types of drugs, such as Children's Motrin and Advil, that have been found to cause this condition in children. There is also information relating to the symptoms of SJS and treatments used for those suffering this skin disease.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and your Legal rights looks at the various legal option open to those affected by drug-related Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or the relations of those that have passed away from drug-related Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. You can find out more about the different options available, and how an experienced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome lawyer can help to increase your chances of a successful claim.