Title

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Initiated by an Adverse Reaction to Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole

Division

South Atlantic

Hospital

Coliseum

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

8-25-2020

Keywords

stevens-johnson syndrome, drug eruptions, drug-related side effects and adverse reactions, erythema

Disciplines

Dermatology | Emergency Medicine | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

The authors present a case of a 54-year-old male who presented to the ED with Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) beginning on his upper lips, then spreading to his glans penis, airway, and buttocks. After using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) to treat a pilonidal cyst diagnosed seven days prior to presentation, the patient began to have desquamating lesions on his upper and lower lips. Subsequently, he noticed desquamation on the glans penis and then between his buttocks. Before being referred to dermatology, he was treated with a high dosage of corticosteroids.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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