Which viruses are associated with the development of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) in children?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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In children, Epstein-Barr virus and enteroviruses have been identified as being associated with the development of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. More than half of the patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome report a recent upper respiratory tract infection.


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