Causes And Possible Disease Of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Are Completely Cured?
Hello doctor I want to ask, my friend has steven johnson syndrome and is currently on medication. Is the syndrome totally curable or what?
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Steven johnson syndrome (SJS) is an emergency disease of the skin that arises as an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity reaction to the body of a drug and others that are marked by exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin that is swollen, painful, and causes irritation to the mucosa, most often mucosal in the eyes (giving rise to rubbing), lip mucosa (such as thrush, chapped lips), and mucosa in the genitals. This will make a person prone to infections which will worsen the condition of this disease itself. What is feared from this disease is if an allergic reaction has invaded the mucosa in the body, such as the digestive tract, urinary tract, etc. which can be dangerous and can cause death so that it needs proper and quick treatment at the nearest hospital. The purpose of this treatment is to suppress the allergic reaction that occurs and provide replacement fluids, as well as other treatments. People with a history of previous Stevens-Johnson syndrome, both in their own patients and families, as well as people with weakened immune systems due to HIV / AIDS infection, post-organ transplantation, autoimmune diseases, or because of the side effects of chemotherapy will be more at risk for this disease to occur. People with this disease should stop treatment that is suspected of triggering an allergic reaction and immediately seek help from the nearest hospital. Patients will be treated intensively during treatment. This disease can be cured with prompt and proper treatment, but care must be taken in using the drug, because a reaction like this can reappear later in life. Therefore, you should avoid consuming triggering drugs, especially if you or your family have a history of this disease. If necessary, genetic testing can be done before taking these drugs, and always communicate with your doctor every time you seek treatment about this disease so that the doctor can be more careful in the selection of drugs.
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