Beauty Pageant Competitor Accurately Diagnoses Self with SJS

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When a woman who entered beauty pageants began to suffer from facial swelling followed by a serious rash, she wondered what was wrong. After searching online, she found the name of a disease, Steven’s Johnson Syndrome. After reading all the symptoms, she realized that’s what was affecting her. Her feet and hands were breaking out in painful lacerations.
The woman has competed in a number of beauty contests to prepare for possible entrance into the Miss American contest. However, she almost lost her life during her battle with the disease. While in the hospital, she flat lined, and medical personnel didn’t know if she was going to survive. When she first became ill, she thought it was just a cold. But as the symptoms grew worse, she went to the doctor for help. They confirmed her fears and admitted her to the facility. Within 48 hours, she developed painful blisters all over her body.
Her doctor gave her the bad news that most people don’t survive the disease, said that it would get worse and told her to pray. However, the woman fought for her life and didn’t quit. Medical personnel put in her a coma in order to slow down the process of the disease and reduce its effects. She was transferred to intensive care and eventually moved to a burn unit at another facility. Finally, the symptoms began to lessen.
During the worst phase of her recovery, her family covered all the mirrors, so she couldn’t see how she had been affected. She still bears the scars of the disease. Medical personnel speculate that SJS developed because she was taking a prescription medication, Lamotrigine. However, the body can’t always break down the drug properly, so toxic levels build up in the body, which then reacts in the form of SJS. Attorneys who represent clients in SJS lawsuits emphasize that the manufacturer of the drug has not given consumers enough information about the possible effects of the drug, which could result in lawsuits for those on contract SJS.
When a woman who entered beauty pageants began to suffer from facial swelling followed by a serious rash, she wondered what was wrong. After searching online, she found the name of a disease, Steven’s Johnson Syndrome. After reading all the symptoms, she realized that’s what was affecting her. Her feet and hands were breaking out in painful lacerations.
The woman has competed in a number of beauty contests to prepare for possible entrance into the Miss American contest. However, she almost lost her life during her battle with the disease. While in the hospital, she flat lined, and medical personnel didn’t know if she was going to survive. When she first became ill, she thought it was just a cold. But as the symptoms grew worse, she went to the doctor for help. They confirmed her fears and admitted her to the facility. Within 48 hours, she developed painful blisters all over her body.
Her doctor gave her the bad news that most people don’t survive the disease, said that it would get worse and told her to pray. However, the woman fought for her life and didn’t quit. Medical personnel put in her a coma in order to slow down the process of the disease and reduce its effects. She was transferred to intensive care and eventually moved to a burn unit at another facility. Finally, the symptoms began to lessen.
During the worst phase of her recovery, her family covered all the mirrors, so she couldn’t see how she had been affected. She still bears the scars of the disease. Medical personnel speculate that SJS developed because she was taking a prescription medication, Lamotrigine. However, the body can’t always break down the drug properly, so toxic levels build up in the body, which then reacts in the form of SJS. Attorneys who represent clients in SJS lawsuits emphasize that the manufacturer of the drug has not given consumers enough information about the possible effects of the drug, which could result in lawsuits for those on contract SJS.

 

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