Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a disorder in which the lower layer of the skin (the dermis) begins to separate itself from the upper layer of the skin, or epidermis. The layer of cells in the epidermis begins to undergo cell death and begins to shed to top layer of skin. This rare and disfiguring disorder has been linked to dozens of drugs.
Dozens of Drugs Cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Dozens of brand name drugs have been linked to SJS. Allergic reactions to drugs such as Children’s Advil, Children’s Motrin, Depakote, Dilantin, Levaquin, and Tegretol have been known to cause SJS. Some of the symptoms of SJS caused by these drugs include blistering of mucous membranes throughout the body, including in the eyes, mouth, and vagina. Use of one of these or other drugs is present in the history of 95% of all patients who develop SJS or it’s related disorder, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Related to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (Lyell’s Syndrome)
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – also known as “Lyell’s Syndrome” – is closely related to SJS. It can also be caused by the same drugs as SJS, and can be considered a more severe form of SJS. It involves blistering of mucous membranes in the mouth, eyes, and other parts of the body. This more serious disorder causes death of skin cells resulting in the top layer of skin coming loose. The first doctor to describe this disease, Dr. Alan Lyell, compared this skin loss to the results of scalding.
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Have You or a Loved One Developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (Lyell’s Syndrome)?
If you or a loved one has developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (Lyell’s Syndrome) that you believe may be related to taking a dangerous drug, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuit. d’Oliveira & Associates, Rhode Island personal injury lawyers, are working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.d’Oliveira & Associates
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