Looking for info on TENS/Steven Johnson Syndrome .

  1. Can anyone direct me to website or some reading? Thanks!!
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    a google search will getcha more info than you can shake a stick at...even a search here will bring up a thread with a buncha links...stevens johnson syndrome
  4. by   RN2B2005
    Yup, what sunnygirl272 said. Check Google first ; that's what I just did, and it took 0.16 seconds to return a result:

    Stevens Johnson Syndrome (Julie's Foundation)

    The syndrome--associated with allergic or adverse reactions to medications or medical treatments--is properly called "Stevens-Johnson" or "Stevens Johnson", not "Steven Johnson". Nonetheless, Google directed me to a very relevant site.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edit by RN2B2005 on Mar 21, '03
  5. by   dawngloves
    Doh! Always forget the Google!
    I'm trying to remember a case I saw in the Burn Unit years ago when I believe the woman had TENS r/t retained placenta causing an auto immune...disaster is all I can say. Sound feasible?
  6. by   P_RN
    I give up. To me TENS is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Is this something else?
  7. by   KP RN
    My sweet husband had a stevens-johnsons reaction to the antibiotic, azulfidine. It strikes 7 people out of one million annually.
    Unfortunately, he is legally blind, despite multiple corneal transplants from the top eye hospitals all over the country. His reaction caused his corneas to literally be burned out of his eyes, very similar to if someone had thrown acid into his face.
    Stevens Johnson syndrome is truly a nightmare, and a syndrome I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy...
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by P_RN
    I give up. To me TENS is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator. Is this something else?
    toxic epidermal necrosomethingsydrome..
  9. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by KP RN
    Stevens Johnson syndrome is truly a nightmare, and a syndrome I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy...
    Karen that is so sad. I've only seen two very, very sad cases. Both with a bad outcome. Just a terrible thing to happen to someone.
  10. by   RN2B2005
    TEN = toxic epidermal necrolysis

    TENS = transcutaneous electro(something) neurostimulation system
  11. by   cactus wren
    Originally posted by KP RN
    My sweet husband had a stevens-johnsons reaction to the antibiotic, azulfidine. It strikes 7 people out of one million annually.
    Unfortunately, he is legally blind, despite multiple corneal transplants from the top eye hospitals all over the country. His reaction caused his corneas to literally be burned out of his eyes, very similar to if someone had thrown acid into his face.
    Stevens Johnson syndrome is truly a nightmare, and a syndrome I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy...

    WOW !!!

    SO sorry about your husband. My daughter had it from Cipro, luckily was a "mild" case, and except for a few scars on her extremities, is fully recovered.
  12. by   Lilycat
    My son was 16 months old when he developed S-J syndrome after taking a sulfa medication for an ear infection. He had taken the same medication before. He was hospitalized for 5 days on steroids and has had his eyes checked multiple times. I had never heard of it before, and after he came through fine, I now realize how serious it could have been. His skin lesions happened very quickly and he was in the hospital in a matter of hours.
  13. by   KP RN
    Wow, Lily and Cactus!
    SJ syndrome really, really sucks....
    However, my husband's episode was 7 years back, and we have certainly made lots of adjustments since then.
    I'm glad he survived and continues to enjoy pretty good health, except for the vision.
    I understand lots of research is being done on genetically engineering corneas. This may be our best chance.
    I'm glad to hear both of your children escaped a more serious case!!! (whew!!)
  14. by   TracyB,RN
    This SJ syndrome, is that also referred to as "redman syndrome" Where the skin gets red, peels, & weeps?
    Havent checked the links yet.

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