Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare yet potentially fatal drug reaction (often called a hypersensitivity) in which two layers of the skin—the dermis and the epidermis—separate. It can also affect mucous membranes, for example, the nostrils, lips, anus and genital area. It is a very painful and sometimes fatal condition. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a more severe form of the disorder in which a greater proportion of the skin is affected by this disease process.
- Mayo Clinic entry
- MedlinePlus entry on erythema multiforme, a more generalized form of the disorder, encompassing non-life threatening forms of the condition.
- Medscape Reference entry
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- PubMed provides review articles from the past five years (limit to free review articles or to systematic reviews)
- The TRIP database provides clinical publications about evidence-based medicine.
- WebMD entry