What other conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis 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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Other problems to be considered in the differential diagnosis include the following:

  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

  • Irradiation

  • Trauma

  • Progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)

  • Erythroderma ichthyosiform congenita

  • Porphyria cutanea tarda

  • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita

  • Linear immunoglobulin A bullous disease

  • Paraneoplastic pemphigus

  • Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae conjunctivitis

  • Sebaceous cell carcinoma

  • Adenoviral conjunctivitis

  • Intraepithelial epithelioma

  • Acute generalized exanthematic pustulosis

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