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Was Toddler a Victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Was Toddler a Victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome? April 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Leicester, UK: She was a one-time beauty queen. And yet for 24-year-old Marian Adejokun, the use of medication left her in a coma with the upper layer of her skin shredding away from her body, “like a snake.” And Joel Greaves, a United Kingdom tot of three, was afflicted with Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Doctors initially thought he had chicken pox. The boy’s mother noted that little Joel was suffering from the croup and had been given medication. Zithromax, a powerful antibiotic, is sometimes prescribed in association with croup. Was Joel Greaves a victim of Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?
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Pfizer Still Anemic with Zithromax SJS Info for Consumers

Pfizer Still Anemic with Zithromax SJS Info for Consumers February 16, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Back in May 2014, we suggested that a lot hadn’t changed with regard to Zithromax side effects and, specifically, informing consumers as to rare but potentially serious Zithromax reactions of which the medical community is well apprised, but the general public not so much.
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Auto Magnate Survives Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Auto Magnate Survives Stevens Johnson Syndrome December 1, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Fort Wayne, IN: Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a raging demon that doesn’t emerge from its lair very often, but when it does, it can be deadly. Doctors, according to a recent report in The Journal Gazette (11/5/15) of Fort Wayne, Indiana, note that Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or SJS, carries with it a 50 percent rate of mortality.
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UK Man Devastated by SJS and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

UK Man Devastated by SJS and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis October 3, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Cowichan, UK Andrew Blount, a young computer analyst living in the UK, went to his doctor on September 9 complaining of what he thought was pink eye. The next day he was in the hospital, beginning a journey that has seen the 31-year-old fighting for his life with the most serious form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis). A new medication Blount had been taking was deemed to have served as the catalyst for the horrific reaction. While the particular medication was not identified, Zithromax side effects have included Stevens Johnson Syndrome in previous cases.
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Could New Use for Zithromax Lead to Increased Cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Could New Use for Zithromax Lead to Increased Cases of Stevens Johnson Syndrome? August 2, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
San Diego, CA On the surface, it appears as welcome news; an existing medication that has the potential to be effective in a new indication. However, digging deeper one has to wonder if a perfect storm is on the horizon, given that Zithromax has the potential for use in more people and thus introduces more potential for Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome.
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More Patients Suffering Effects of SJS

More Patients Suffering Effects of SJS June 7, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA Following news of a big award being upheld in a Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit, more lawsuits alleging a link between common medications and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) are being filed. Concerns have been raised about a link between Zithromax and Stevens Johnson Syndrome, similar to other common drugs, while SJS lawsuits allege patients were not adequately warned about the risk of a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction.
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$63 Million SJS Lawsuit Award Upheld

$63 Million SJS Lawsuit Award Upheld May 5, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA A multimillion-dollar award in an SJS lawsuit has been upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit alleged a young girl suffered toxic epidermal necrolysis - a more severe form of Stevens Johnson Syndrome - after using Children’s Motrin. The plaintiffs claimed Johnson & Johnson, makers of Children’s Motrin, failed to warn about the risks associated with the medication.
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Some Stevens Johnson Syndrome Recovery Stories Miraculous

Some Stevens Johnson Syndrome Recovery Stories Miraculous March 16, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC For people who have developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome after using a seemingly innocent medicine - such as Zithromax - recovery might seem more like a miracle than anything else. To take any medication with the hope of getting better and then suffer an even more serious condition, which anyone who has suffered with SJS can tell you the allergic reaction is, would be devastating. But despite the miracle of having survived an SJS ordeal after taking Zithromax or any other medication linked to the condition, patients may still suffer a great deal of loss.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Just One Little Pill…

Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Just One Little Pill… January 6, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA It’s one of the strangest Stevens Johnson Syndrome stories yet, but one that is no less compelling. The tragedy is that an antibiotic administered to a 19-year-old woman from California wasn’t even prescribed to her. Yaasmeen Castanada had been complaining of a sore throat. A friend sought to help by giving Yaasmeen a pill that she had left over from her own ailment.
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Is Pfizer Forthcoming to Consumers About Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Is Pfizer Forthcoming to Consumers About Zithromax Stevens Johnson Syndrome? September 23, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is one of those rare reactions to medication that few understand. Why does skin erupt into a rash, then into blisters, then a progression toward the loss of massive amounts of skin that equates to a serious burn? And this, all happening practically overnight. Many questions, and even less understanding. But one thing is clear: Stevens Johnson Syndrome is usually triggered through a rare allergic reaction to medication. What is less clear is why some manufacturers are less forthcoming in telling the public that Zithromax SJS is a possibility.
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