Stevens-Johnson syndrome

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Ste·​vens-John·​son syndrome | \ ˌstē-vənz-ˈjän(t)-sən- How to pronounce Stevens-Johnson syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Stevens-Johnson syndrome

: a severe and sometimes fatal form of erythema multiforme that is characterized especially by extensive erosive lesions of the skin and mucous membranes (as of the mouth, nose, esophagus, anus, and genitalia) and by purulent conjunctivitis which sometimes results in corneal damage leading to blindness and that usually occurs following an infectious illness or adverse drug reaction but often has no identifiable cause

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“Stevens-Johnson syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Stevens-Johnson%20syndrome. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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