36-Year-Old Man With Productive Cough and Diffuse Rash

Kumar, Gautam; Fadel, Hind J.; Beckman, Thomas J.
July 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2006, Vol. 81 Issue 7, p945
Academic Journal
The article examines the case of a 36-year old farmer presented for evaluation of cough with white sputum, pleuritic chest pain and chills with rigors. The patient may be treated with an advanced-generation macrolide due to negative signs of risk factors. He was diagnosed to have Stevens-Johnson syndrome based on his history and characteristic findings of conjunctivitis, mucosal involvement and skin lesions covering less than 5 percent of his body surface area.


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