Johnson-Stevens disease is an uncommon and severe skin and mucous membrane illness. It’s frequently a drug reaction that begins with flu-like signs and progresses to painful rashes with blisters. The top layer of the infected skin dies, flakes, and begins to heal after a few days.
Hospitalization is frequently required for this disorder. The goal of treatment is to eliminate the cause, manage wounds, reduce pain, and minimize consequences as the skin regrows. Recovery can take weeks or months.
Moreover, toxic epidermal necrolysis is a more serious manifestation of the illness. It affects more than 30% of the skin’s surface area and causes significant harm to the mucous membranes.