Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also called erythema multiforme major, is a disorder of the skin that can also affect the eyes and is caused by a reaction to medicine. This syndrome causes painful, blistery lesions on the skin and mucous membranes.
SJS can cause serious eye problems, such as severe conjunctivitis; iritis, an inflammation inside the eye; corneal blisters and erosions; and corneal holes. In some cases, the complications from SJS can be disabling and lead to severe vision loss.
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Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
MedlinePlus, Erythema multiforme
Johns Hopkins, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Erythema multiforme
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