Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS): is a life threatening reaction. Many manifestations are involved such as detachment of the epidermis, acute blisters, erosion, severe purulent conjunctivitis, stomatitis and purpura macules. The main etiology is medications. Usually started as a high fever and flu-like symptoms followed by mucocutaneous symptoms. SJS patients are managed like a burn patient.
The medications are mostly the reasons to way the serious and critical Syndrome occurs. Some of these medications are as follows: Penicillin, Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, some medications to treat some Mental illnesses and Radiation therapy. The Steven Johnson Syndrome can also be caused by some serious infections or disease like Pneumonia, Herpes, HIV, and Hepatitis. The most common infection or disease is HIV. If the person has a weakened immune system and is HIV+ can increased the risk of getting the Steven Johnson. Others are like a family trait. If many people in your family has or had
This research was conducted to demonstrate the usage of allopurinol can result in Cutaneous Hypersensitivity reaction. Stevens Johnson’s syndrome (SJS) is a cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction which occurs in 3-5% of hospitalized patients.1 These severe cutaneous adverse reactions are characterized by epidermal necrosis, extensive detachment of the epidermis, erosions of mucous membranes and severe constitutional symptoms.4 Despite the Low incidence, SJS has a high mortality rate as stated by BMC Medical Genetics. According to Pharmacogenetics Genomics, Medications are considered to be the major cause of Stevens Johnson’s syndrome (80%). The most common medication is Allopurinol. Allopurinol, an inhibitor of xanthine
The general health of the patient is currently being compromised due to present illness mentioned above, but is stable. L.H. reports his usual health to be, “normal and not too crazy like this”. Patient has some fatigue noted while conducting daily activities; No recent weight change, fever or sweat. The skin noted to some discoloration on upper right side of back. There is no pruritus, rash or lesions present. Bruises noted bilateral on arms. Patient reported taking baby aspirin as daily medication. His hair is greying and thinning with no hair loss.
The doctors diagnosed Finley with Steven-Johnson Syndrome. This is a life-threatening condition. It usually occurs after an infection or a reaction to a medication. Finley's condition was caused by a reaction to ibuprofen. Danielle gave her son ibuprofen because he was suffering from croup. It is common for people to have reactions to ibuprofen and aspirin. People who have asthma are a greater risk for having a reaction to these medications.
Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a neurological disorder. It happens when there is a lack of vitamin b1. It’s more common in those who are heavy drinkers due to the fact that those who drink often, usually have a lack of thiamine (vitamin b1). It can also occur in those who have other disorders such a malabsorbtion, cancer that goes through your body, AIDS, or extremely high thyroid levels. A severe lack of thiamine causes microscopic bleeding throughout the brain and causes scar tissue to develop.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a form of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a rare life-threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes which arises from an intense autoimmune sensitivity to mild infections, cancers, and most commonly, medications.
From the perspective of a boy who has a brother with downs syndrome. My little brother Bryce who is 12 years old has downs syndrome, he has always been a major handful. There are advantages and disadvantages to having a brother like him. I hear lots of different opinions about people like him. It is hard to teach him how to do things. You might think it wouldn’t be that much of a difference between having a normal sibling and a special needs sibling, but there is.
On 10/30/17 my co-worker Wendy Lavin attended the appointment with Mr. Naylor and Dr. Najjar. Per Ms. Lavin, Dr. Najjar said the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome was a mild case and the cause was the Sulfa antibiotics he took for the infection in his right index and middle fingers. The wound to the fingers was filled with moist necrotic tissue so he ordered a Santyl cream to debride the wound bed. Mr. Naylor was instructed to cleanse the wound with warm soapy water, apply the Santyl and then cover with a bandage. Mr. Naylor was instructed to continue with the antibiotics provided to him from his discharge at Genesys Hospital. He was also to follow up with Dr. Dass Orthopedic hand specialist on 11/1/17.
Williams Syndrome is a rare disease that is caused by deletion of certain genes in chromosome 7 during the formation of reproductive cells. It is known as an autosomal dominant condition because one copy of the altered chromosome 7 is all that is needed to cause Williams Syndrome. While it can be inherited from a parent who already has the disease, it can also randomly occur in anyone. It causes some medical problems along with physical abnormalities, mental capacities, and personality characteristics. This rare disease affects 1 in 7,500-10,000 people. An estimated 20,000-30,000 people in the United States currently have been diagnosed with Williams Syndrome. There is no specific gender that Williams Syndrome, it occurs equally in both of
Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder that effects a girl’s development. Girls who have it are short, and most are infertile. Girls and women that have turner syndrome are at a risk for many health problems, including high blood pressure, kidney problems and diabetes. There is no cure. But treatment can help reduce symptoms as you read in the text below. This information stated below will explain health issues of turner syndrome. It will also cover symptoms and causes of this disease as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
Imagine that over the course of the last four years a strange disease killed half of the people in the United States. The mysterious illness caused those inflicted to cough up blood and pus, and blood-filled growths to develop on their bodies. The disease spread easily from person to person and though doctors gave a lot of advice, nothing worked to stop it.