Which condition should be considered in all patients presenting with target lesions and mucous membrane involvement?

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 gravity of the diagnosis must be recognized. Because patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) who present early in the development of the disease may not yet be critically ill, the clinician may misdiagnose the condition and discharge the patient. SJS should be considered in all patients with target lesions and mucous membrane involvement.


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