Stevens-Johnson syndrome due to adverse drug reactions: a case series
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder affecting skin and mucous membranes. It is one of the few serious dermatological adverseeffects of drugs encountered in clinical practice which is characterized by blisters and rash on skin, mucous membranes, swelling over face and lips and hyperpigmentation. Then the top layer of affected skin dies, sheds and begins to heal after several days.
Here we presents a case series of Ofloxacin and Chloroquine induced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. First case is a 62 years old male received Ofloxacin and second patient is a 40 years old male received Chloroquine. Both patients experienced a severe skin reaction which was diagnosed as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). The above-mentioned medications will be implicated in cases of SJS. We should prescribe these medications with extreme caution.
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