A case report of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a dermatological emergency, secondary to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid use

Mustafa korkut, cihan bedel


Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare mucocutaneous disease in the literature associated with significant mortality and morbidity. A 29-year-old male patient was presented to the emergency department with complaints of fever, lips and mouth sores, redness in his eyes, generalized rash and pruritus. There were maculopapular lesions on the trunk, neck and extremities. He was diagnosed with acute tonsillitis five days before these rashes, and they appeared 2 days after oral amoxicillin clavulanic acid 1 gr twice a day. Due to the skin and mucosal findings, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid-induced Stevens-Johnson Syndrome was suspected. As a result, Today, safe antibiotics such as amoxicillin clavulanic acid are frequently used. However, life-threatening side effects such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome should be kept in mind.



Emergency department, Stevens–Johnson syndrome, amoxicillin clavulanic acid

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