Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a rare but serious disorder affecting the skin and mucous membranes. The onset of the syndrome is typified by flu-like syndromes followed by a skin rash that leads to severe blisters and eventual shedding of the skin. The causes are usually linked to an adverse reaction to medication which requires hospitilization. Symptoms include: Facial swelling
Tongue swelling
Hives
Skin pain
A red or purple skin rash that spreads
Blisters on your skin and mucous membranes, especially in your mouth, nose and eyes
Shedding (sloughing) of your skin
Drugs associated with the Syndrome include:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Sulfonamides and penicillins, which are used to treat infections
Anticonvulsants, which are used to fight seizures