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Stevens-Johnson syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Erythema multiforme major
  • SJS
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Treatment

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How might Stevens-Johnson syndrome be treated?

Stevens-Johnson syndrome may be difficult to treat.[2147] Patients should be admitted to an intensive care or burn unit as soon as the diagnosis is suspected.[2145][2147]

Treatment of severe symptoms may include:[2147]

  • Antibiotics to control any skin infections
  • Corticosteroids to control inflammation
  • Intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) to stop the disease process

Treatment for the eye may include artificial tears, antibiotics, or corticosteroids.[2144]

Last updated: 6/12/2013


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Erythema multiforme major
  • SJS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.