stevens-johnson syndrome

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome Ste·vens-John·son syndrome (stē'vənz-jŏn'sən)
n.
A severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes, usually occurring in children and young adults following a respiratory infection or as an allergic reaction to drugs or other substances.

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