Stevens-Johnson syndrome in an adolescent: diagnosis and treatment (clinical case)

S.O. Nykytiuk, N.M. Demborynska, I.V. Kmita


The authors present a clinical case of Stevens-Johnson syndrome in an adolescent, a resident of Ternopil region, who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Ternopil Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital. The feature of this clinical case is that the patient had a severe form of toxic epidermal necrolysis, which was accompanied by a fever, skin lesions, Nikolsky sign. The boy developed a characteristic skin syndrome, which was associated with the formation of skin blisters, mucosal erosions. Parenteral administration of prednisolone at the rate of 10 mg/kg against the background of maintaining the water, electrolyte and protein balance had a pronounced positive effect and reduced the risk of patient deterioration.


Stevens-Johnson syndrome; toxic epidermal necrolysis; prednisolone


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