Doctors first thought it was some type of viral infection, but the medications he was prescribed weren’t working and his symptoms worsened. His eyes were blood shot red and his lips were beginning to crack and peal. The doctors then discovered that Zachary had SJS (Stevens Johnson syndrome). It literally burns you from the inside out. He had been taking a medication called lamotrigine (lamictal) for migraines. He was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. It got worse and worse until 90% of the child’s skin was affected and it spread to his lungs. He screamed in agony as his skin blistered off. They flew him to a burn unit where they had to induce a coma. Doctors removed his skin and wrapped him head to toe so it could grow back. No one knew if he would make it. But Zachary did and aside from his hair needing to grow back, he looks brand new. I uploaded recovery picture on my profile.
Can you upload picture of after recovery also. It is a intresting case
Thanks. And did you use xenografts, allografts or CEA or something else/a combination?
Pictures of after recovery pls and what exactly was used to wrap him??? #interestingcase
I had the same thing happen. I had 90 percent burns from taking Zithromax
I’m all good now. Only have pretty minor side effects. It happened when I was 3 and I’m almost 16 now
very interesting case, saw only 1 case but it wasnt this bad, patient was transferd to burn unit to different hospital, sadly it has high mortality rate
How long would it take for his skin to grow back and was the medication for his migraines what set this off?
Although lamotrigine has a black box warning for skin reactions its rashes and not something SJS so no lamotrigine does not cause SJS
alhamdulillah(praise to Allah) ... this is a very happy news ever... great...