Which therapeutic modalities have been advocated in the treatment 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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Several therapeutic modalities have been advocated for the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome based on the current, yet incomplete, understanding of its pathogenetic mechanisms. Plasmapheresis, immunosuppressive therapy, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) have been used with variably successful results.


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