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Stevens-Johnson syndrome


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[A. M. Stevens (1884–1945), American paediatrician; F. C. Johnson (1894–1934), American paediatrician] n. A severe form of erythema multiforme usually induced by drug hypersensitivity. It is characterized by typically non-itchy lesions on the skin and mucous membranes, fever, and cough with a thick purulent sputum. Treatment is primarily supportive and symptomatic.

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