A young California woman is struggling to survive, just two weeks after taking a friend’s prescription antibiotic for some cold-like symptoms. She developed a condition known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare and unpredictable complication associated with some common medications. In SJS and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), a drug reaction causes skin and organ lining to slough off. In severe cases, the condition can be fatal.
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