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Stevens - Johnson Syndrome in a 9 - Year - Old Child: A Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 9)

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Page : 38-40

Keywords : Stevens - Johnson Syndrome; hypersensitivity reactions; upper respiratory tract infection;

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The incidence of Stevens - Johnson Syndrome in pediatric is 6.3 per 100, 000 children for SJS cases. SJS is classically associated with drug hypersensitivity reactions; however, infectious etiology is increasingly recognized as a triggering agent. The purpose of this case report is to raise awareness among clinicians about cases of SJS in children beginning with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. We present a 9 - year - old boy came to the hospital's emergency department, with the chief complaint of swollen and blistered lips with red spots on the chest, abdomen, and hands. The patient was clinically diagnosed as Stevens - Johnson syndrome (SJS) overlapping with upper respiratory tract infection. The success of SJS treatment is largely determined by early recognition of symptoms, stopping or overcoming the causative factors and providing adequate supportive therapy.

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