As a Fort Worth Texas Dilantin Stevens Johnson Syndrome SJS attorney, we are providing this update.
Dilantin (Generic: Phenytoin) is an antiepileptic drug prescribed to manage seizures. A major side effect of Dilantin is a severe skin reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
Stevens Johnson Syndrome involves the skin and the mucous membranes and is a serious systemic disorder with the potential for severe illness and even death.
With Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a patient develops blistering of mucous membranes, usually in the mouth, eyes, and genitals. Nearly all cases are caused by a drug reaction, most commonly sulfa antibiotics, barbiturates, anti-seizure medication such as Dilantin and certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The disorder occurs in all age groups but is more common in older people and people of African American descent.
Information and commentary is provided by Dallas and Fort Worth Dilantin Stevens Johnson Syndrome Attorney Shezad Malik. The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm can be reached in Dallas at 888-210-9693. If you have questions about drug induced Stevens Johnson Syndrome, please fill out our contact for online for a free consultation.