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What is Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

The passing of former NBA star Manute Bol from an allergic reaction to medication has promoted many people to ask, What is Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and who is at risk? The answers, unfortunately, are not always clear. SJS is a serious skin and mucous membrane condition that has been associated with thousands of medications, both over-the-counter and prescriptions. The most common ones linked to SJS include some of the most widely used medications – ibuprofen and antibiotics. Others on the list are anti-viral and anti-seizure drugs. One reason why it is hard to pinpoint what medications may cause SJS ... Read More

Former NBA star Manute Bol dies from complications of SJS, kidney failure

Manute Bol, 47, has died. The 7-foot-7 former NBA star died Saturday at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for acute kidney failure and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a serious skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to medication. Bol was hospitalized last month upon returning to the United States from his hometown of Sudan, where he was building a school through the group Sudan Sunrise. According to the NBA star’s Facebook page, Bol put off seeking medical attention while in Sudan because he wanted to continue his work there. When his condition ... Read More

Manute Bol recovering from kidney failure, SJS

Retired NBA player Manute Bol is in stable condition and friends and family members are optimistic that he will recover from kidney failure and a rare skin condition, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), both of which drove him to a Virginia hospital last month. Bol was returning to the United States after spending several months in his hometown of Sudan, where he was building a school through the group Sudan Sunrise. According to Bol’s Facebook page, he became ill and developed a rash after taking medication. Bol delayed seeking medical attention for his symptoms because he wanted to continue his work ... Read More

Retired NBA player Manute Bol suffering serious medication reaction

Retired NBA player Manute Bol is in the hospital with kidney failure and Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a life-threatening skin condition. The former Washington Bullets center was hospitalized in Northern Virginia after spending several months in his hometown of Sudan. Bol was building a school there through the group Sudan Sunrise. According to Bol’s facebook page, the former NBA player developed SJS after taking medication. SJS has been associated with more than 2,000 medications, most commonly antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral medications. Those who suffer from SJS develop a rash on the skin that blisters over, causing the top layer of ... Read More