"High Risk for Repeat of Severe Rx Reaction

Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis had high recurrence rates

(dailyRx News) Patients who have had a certain type of life-threatening medication reaction may be at increased risk for another episode.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are skin reactions that most often occur in response to treatment with medications.

In these reactions, the upper layer of skin and the lower layer may separate in a process that can be very severe.

About one in a million people get SJS or TEN each year, but researchers have found that once a patient has had one of these reactions, the chance of having another is much greater.

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