What are the bacterial causes of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)?

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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Bacterial etiologies include the following:

  • Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci

  • Diphtheria

  • Brucellosis

  • Lymphogranuloma venereum

  • Mycobacteria

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae [17, 18]

  • Rickettsial infections

  • Tularemia

  • Typhoid


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