Jun 9, 2010
I just had Stevens Johnson and now my skin in peeling. Will this be Kaposis's and what causes Kaposis?
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
I'm sorry to hear about your skin reaction. Stevens Johnson's reaction is a very serious allergic reaction, usually to a medication. It is not related to cancers or sarcomas (like Kaposi's).
Kaposi's sarcoma is a type of skin tumor, caused by a viral infection, that is common among persons with AIDS.
Your SJ syndrome reaction won't cause in Kaposi's sarcoma.
I hope this helps. BY
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