Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawyers
Stevens Johnson Syndrome
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Stephens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a severely painful skin disease that is usually caused by a reaction to medication. Another form of the disease, which generally is also caused by a reaction to drugs is called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENs). SJS and TENS can also be caused by a bacterial infection or can also have no known cause.
There are many commonly prescribed and over the counter drugs which have been linked to these two diseases. Among the categories of drugs that have been linked to SJS and TENS are anticonvulsants, antibiotics, painkillers and sedatives. The most common drugs that have been linked to SJS and TENS are ibuprofen, Ketek, Dilantin, COX-2 inhibitors and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS).
These two diseases can have incredibly painful symptoms which can result in extreme pain and anxiety. Individuals who are taking or who have taken the medications listed above should familiarize themselves with the symptoms of these potentially fatal skin diseases. The quicker an individual with SJS/TENS receives treatment, the greater the chance that the disease can be treated before it grows too severe.
SJS and TENS can develop in both old and young individuals. They do however manifest themselves most commonly in those who are very allergic to painkillers or antibiotics. The age of individuals affected by SJS and TENS is quite vast, it is most commonly diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 20-40 but can be found in children as young as a few months old.
Any individual who takes over the counter or prescription medication runs the risk of experiencing a severe allergic reaction and possible life altering diseases such as TENS and SJS.
Patients diagnosed with drug related SJS/TEN should seek legal advice immediately; your rights should be protected.
This site is designed to inform people of the symptoms, treatment and causes of SJS and TENS and to advise people of their legal options if they have been affected by SJS or TENS.
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