June 7, 2016

Quackery caused Nigerian teen to develop Stevens Johnson Syndrome after taking Septrin

SJS is a relatively new experience amongst Nigerians. Read here for causes, symptoms and treatment. Amina Ibrahim, 14, suffered severe burns after she allegedly took antibiotics, Septrin prescribed to her. Her condition degenerated into the Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). She died in the morning of June 2nd, 2016. The late […]
May 30, 2016

Marathoner against Stevens-Johnson syndrome completes 17-day trek from Abuja to Lagos

Fadesola Adebayo, the Toronto, Canadian-based Nigerian marathoner, who began a 717km-long trek against the spread of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) from Abuja on May 13 finished at about 1.30p.m., on Monday in Lagos. The marathoner, who ended his solo marathon at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota, a suburb of […]
May 18, 2016

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome ‘outbreak’ in Nigeria- Health Minister sets the records straight

The Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has debunked media publications that there was a recent outbreak of the Steven Johnson’s Syndrome (SJS), which was alleged to have killed at least one person in the country recently. The minister, while setting the record straight in a press release said the […]
May 14, 2016

Nigeria: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

The disease is relatively new to Nigerians, as many people heard of it for the first time yesterday Friday, May 13, 2016. Stevens-Johnson syndrome, also called SJS, is a rare but serious problem. Most often, it’s a severe reaction to a medicine you’ve taken. It causes your skin to blister […]