The Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a case report

Kose Ş., Yalcin A. D., Akkoclu G.

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.10, no.3, pp.158-162, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-162
  • Keywords: Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a serious systemic disorder in which there are fever, vesicobullous lesions involving the skin and mucous membranes. It can result as an immune response to an antigen or as a drug reaction. Most often it is considered as an allergic reaction. It is a self-limiting condition which responds to immediate management or may result in fluid loss, sepsis and death. There is no specific treatment for Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Suspected drug discontinuation and supportive therapy is the first step in treatment of Stevens-Johnson. Systemic steroid use in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a controversial issue. Here, we present a case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome who responded well to the treatment with systemic steroids.