What consultations should be considered for patients with 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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Consultants may help establish the diagnosis and direct inpatient care. A dermatologist is the most likely clinician to establish the diagnosis, with or without biopsy. Severe cases may require the involvement of a burn specialist or plastic surgeons, internal medicine, critical care, or pediatrics consultants to direct inpatient care. Ophthalmology consultation is mandatory for those with ocular involvement. Depending on organ system involvement, consultations with a gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, and nephrologist may be helpful.


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