Which physical signs may be noted on exam in 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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The following signs may be noted on examination:

  • Fever

  • Orthostasis

  • Tachycardia

  • Hypotension

  • Altered level of consciousness

  • Epistaxis

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Corneal ulcerations

  • Erosive vulvovaginitis or balanitis

  • Seizures

  • Coma

The following signs may be noted on external examination:

  • Conjunctival hyperemia (ie, red eye)

  • Entropion

  • Skin lesions

  • Nasal lesions

  • Mouth lesions

  • Discharge (ie, catarrhal, mucous, membranous)


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