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Stevens-Johnson syndrome after complete recovery of pneumonia: a clinical image

Stevens-Johnson syndrome after complete recovery of pneumonia: a clinical image

Zothanpuii Ralte1,&, Trupti Uke1

 

1Department of Mental Health Nursing, Smt Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Zothanpuii Ralte, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Smt Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 

 

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It's usually a reaction to medication that starts with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful rash that spreads and blisters. Then the top layer of affected skin dies, sheds and begins to heal after several days. Here we are presenting a case of an 11-month-old male child with complaints of dry, scaly lesions all over the body along with fever for 5 days. The lesions started initially on the cheeks and gradually covered the body the next day. The lesions covered both the eyes and caused peri orbital edema. He has history of pneumonia 2 months back, in which he was treated with antibiotic. The baby was started with injection of augmenting 500mg, injection of Clindamycin 100mg, Aenasoff lotion, ointment Momate, syrup Zincovit, fluorometholone eye drops and hypromellose opthalmic solution usp.

 

 

Figure 1: A) lesions on cheeks; B) lesions on the back