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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 291-294

Stevens–Johnson syndrome complicated by pneumomediastinum and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a 10-year-old girl: A case Report


1 Department of Pediatrics, Ramkrishna CARE Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Rheumatology, Ramkrishna CARE Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Division of Cornea, Shri Aurobindo Nethralaya Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Ramkrishna CARE Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
5 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Ramkrishna CARE Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pawan Jain
Department of Pediatrics, Ramakrishna CARE Hospital, Aurobindo Enclave, Pachpedi Naka, Dhamtari Road, NH – 43, Raipur - 492 001, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcc.jpcc_57_21

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Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a life-threatening condition with severe mucocutaneous reaction in response to an offending medication. We report a case of SJS complicated with pneumomediastinum and cerebral sinus venous thrombosis in a girl. These two complications occurring simultaneously in a pediatric patient with SJS are hitherto unreported. Laboratory workup pointed underlying connective tissue disease in her. She received supportive care along with steroids, antimicrobials, and anticoagulant under supervision of a multidisciplinary team. She recovered well at discharge and is on follow-up. Clinical vigilance identifies rare but important complications of SJS early, mitigating severe morbidity and mortality.


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