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Medical Term:

Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Pronunciation: ste'venz jon'son

Definition: a bullous form of erythema multiforme that may be extensive, involving the mucous membranes and large areas of the body; it may produce serious subjective symptoms and may have a fatal termination.

Synonym(s): erythema multiforme bullosum, erythema multiforme exudativum, erythema multiforme major

See Also: ocular-mucous membrane syndrome

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