ID#: 14640
This image depicts the eyes of a 19-year-old, who had pulled his lower lids downward, thereby, exposing the bilateral erythematous conjunctival membranes, which had been attributed to Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), also known as erythema multiforme major. Erythema multiforme is an allergic reaction in response to medications, infections, or illness, and requires only symptomatic therapy. SJS can be life threatening, whereupon, due to epidermal necrosis, the epidermis separates from the underlying dermis.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Council on Dental Therapeutics, American Dental Assoc.; Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.