Recognition of the early symptoms of SJS/TEN, accurate diagnosis and prompt medical attention are the most invaluable tools in minimising the possible long-term effects.
Initial symptoms may be non-specific in nature and may include:
- Flu-like symptoms
Although all medications including over-the-counter and herbal medicines have the potential to cause SJS/TEN, the most commonly implicated are:
- Anti-convulsants (drugs used for epilepsy), for example:
- Antibiotics, for example:
- Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), for example:
- Anti-gout medications, for example
Other Causes include Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Infections.