The signs of SJS are obvious. The first symptom a patient will notice is the serious ache in the skin. Some of the signs remind of the flu and cold, but it is hard to confuse these health conditions as the rest of the symptoms help to define the core issue. An overall weakness appears at the beginning steps of the disease’s progress. Other signs during this period involve a fever-like temperature of 100.4F or higher, general weakness, a pain in the head, severe coughing, and pain in the joints and muscles. In several days, spots cover the body, either the entire surface or not. They get paler outside and darker in the middle of the damaged area. The patients do not characterize it like an itchy sensation. The spots quickly cover the body in a few days or even hours. They are still disturbing.

SJS possesses a number of risk factors that help to prevent the adverse consequences of this health condition. People who suffer from an HIV infection often complain of this condition. The scientists have proved that people who suffer from an HIV are at 100%(!) higher risk of catching SJS than people who do not have HIV. Another threat is a weakened immune system. A weak immune system is a hint to most of the known diseases. It means the human organism cannot resist specific viruses and bacteria.

As far as the organism cannot withstand the disease, it starts to develop and progress. It is also critical to understand the origins and development of Stevens-Johnson syndrome to understand the risk factors. Any medication-based type of this problem may predetermine the further progress of SJS. In case you take the same drugs again, you risk failing. A disease is often inherited as the genes matter. In most cases, the HLA-B*1502 gene is the primary risk factor. This gene usually predetermines a person is at a high risk.