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What is Stevens Johnson Syndrome?
SJS stands for Stevens Johnson Syndrome. SJS is an allergic reaction to medicine.
Like a knight in shining armor, our immune system stands guard to protect us against infections and viruses. It helps fight off any invaders that might make us sick. When a person has Stevens Johnson Syndrome their immune system for some reason makes a mistake and turns on itself like a fire breathing dragon causing blisters like a burn. Our immune system is unable to stop this reaction.
SJS patients feel very sick and they stay in the hospital until they are well enough to go back home. They are wrapped in bandages like a mummy and given special formula in a feeding tube. Sometimes they need help breathing so they have to use a machine to help them breathe better.