Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2012, Vol 10, Num, 3     (Pages: 158-162)

The Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a case report

Şükran KÖSE 1, Arzu Didem YALÇIN 2, Gülgün AKKOÇLU 1,

1 SB Tepecik Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
2 SB Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Allerji ve İmmünoloji Kliniği, Antalya, Türkiye

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a serious systemic disorder in which there are fever, vesicobullous lesions involving the skin and mucous membranes. It can result as an immune response to an antigen or as a drug reaction. Most often it is considered as an allergic reaction. It is a self-limiting condition which responds to immediate management or may result in fluid loss, sepsis and death. There is no specific treatment for Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Suspected drug discontinuation and supportive therapy is the first step in treatment of Stevens- Johnson. Systemic steroid use in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a controversial issue. Here, we present a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome who responded well to the treatment with systemic steroids.

Keywords : Stevens-Johnson syndrome