Which serum levels are typically elevated 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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Serum levels of the following are typically elevated in patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome:

  • Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha

  • Soluble interleukin 2-receptor

  • Interleukin 6

  • C-reactive protein

However, none of these serologic tests is used routinely in diagnosing and managing Stevens-Johnson syndrome.


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