Stevens Johnson Syndrome – “Steven Who? And Why I Should Care About His Johnson?”

  • Zachary E. Cardon
  • Colin G. Kaide
  • Jason J. BischofEmail author


Diagnosing rashes in the emergency department can be challenging. If the rash is extensive and targetoid, include Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) on your differential and be sure to obtain a thorough history to identify possible offending agents. Additionally, prioritize supportive care and obtaining a dermatology/burn consult to coordinate appropriate care.


Rash Steven-Johnson Syndrome Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Erythema Multiforme 


Disclosure Statement

Zachary Cardone and Jason Bischoff have no disclosures.

Colin Kaide: Callibra, Inc.-Discharge 123 medical software company. Medical Advisory Board Portola Pharmaceuticals. I have no relationship with a commercial company that has a direct financial interest in subject matter or materials discussed in article or with a company making a competing product.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zachary E. Cardon
    • 1
  • Colin G. Kaide
    • 2
  • Jason J. Bischof
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Emergency MedicineColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency Medicine, Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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