How long does it take for Stevens-Johnson syndrome to show up?
If your case of SJS is caused by a drug, symptoms appear about one to three weeks after you start taking medication. The flu-like illness (fever, cough and headache, skin pain) is followed first by a rash and then peeling.
What medication can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome?
Drugs that can cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome include:
- Anti-gout medications, such as allopurinol.
- Medications to treat seizures and mental illness (anticonvulsants and antipsychotics)
- Antibacterial sulfonamides (including sulfasalazine)
- Nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)
Can SJS be mild?
Skin and mucous membrane involvement initially can be mild or it can rapidly progress. Some individuals may have severe skin symptoms and mild mucosal involvement while others have mild skin involvement and severe mucosal symptoms.
Can you survive Steven Johnson syndrome?
About 10 percent of people with Stevens-Johnson syndrome die from the disease, while the condition is fatal in up to 50 percent of those with toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Where does Steven Johnsons rash start?
The beginning stages of SJS are somewhat hard to spot as they resemble those of the flu, with a temperature, sore throat and fatigue. Within 1-3 days of this, the mucous membranes in the digestive tract, the genitals and the eye sockets, become inflamed and ulcers or blisters begin to form.
How long does Stevens-Johnson syndrome last?
You could be in the hospital from 2 to 4 weeks. It takes time to recover from SJS, and most people do. Severe cases can be fatal, though, especially during the 3 months after it started.
Can you survive Steven Johnson Syndrome?
Can ibuprofen cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome?
Causes of SJS More than 100 drugs can cause SJS. Some of the most common are: Medicines for gout, a painful form of arthritis — especially allopurinol (Aloprim, Zyloprim) Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen sodium (Aleve)
How long does it take to heal from Steven Johnson syndrome?
Recovering from SJS Even after the reaction stops, it can take weeks or months to recover, and fatigue after leaving the hospital may last for weeks. People who survive SJS or TEN may have long lasting complications. These include dry, discolored skin, hair loss, excessive sweating and loss of fingernails and toenails.