Learn About Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

What is the definition of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) is a severe skin reaction most often triggered by particular medications. Although Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis were once thought to be separate conditions, they are now considered part of a continuum. Stevens-Johnson syndrome represents the less severe end of the disease spectrum, and toxic epidermal necrolysis represents the more severe end.

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What are the causes of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

Several genetic changes have been found to increase the risk of SJS/TEN in response to triggering factors such as medications. Most of these changes occur in genes that are involved in the normal function of the immune system.

How prevalent is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome?

SJS/TEN is a rare disease, affecting 1 to 2 per million people each year. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (the less severe form of the condition) is more common than toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome an inherited disorder?

SJS/TEN is not an inherited condition. However, the genetic changes that increase the risk of developing SJS/TEN can be passed from one generation to the next.

Who are the top Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Local Doctors?
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Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine At Palos Health South Campus

15300 W Ave 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Charles Bouchard is an Ophthalmologist in Orland Park, Illinois. Dr. Bouchard has been practicing medicine for over 37 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 24 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Interstitial Keratitis, and Fuchs Dystrophy. He is licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Bouchard is currently accepting new patients.

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Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine

Kyoto, JP 

Mayumi Ueta is in Kyoto, Japan. Ueta is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Scalded Skin Syndrome, and Cicatricial Pemphigoid.

 
 
 
 
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Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine

Kyoto, JP 

Chie Sotozono is in Kyoto, Japan. Sotozono is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 21 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Erythema Multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Scalded Skin Syndrome, and Cicatricial Pemphigoid.

What are the latest Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Clinical Trials?
Evaluation of G-CSF as a Treatment of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
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Evaluating the Therapeutic Efficacy of Filgrastim in Severe Bullous Drug Eruptions (Lyell and Stevens-Johnson Syndromes)
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Published Date:updated Last, January

Published By: National Institutes of Health

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