A student named Lu Ching Hong was once excited about taking his school examinations in September, but that excitement turned tragic when the boy developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome in February.
Ever since developing the condition, Hong hasn’t been back to school. The boy has also been told by his doctors that he has to stay indoors at all times because he started getting burning sensations in his eyes when they were exposed to the sun two weeks ago. The boy’s mother said that Hong was also suffering from blurred vision in his left eye.
“The doctors at the Penang Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital have told us that he might lose his eyesight since the syndrome usually affects both eyes,” she says.
Hong’s mother also said that he was hoping to heal quickly from SJS so that he could make it to his exam. However, the chances of that may be small now. They boy had been admitted to a private hospital after developing a fever. Eventually, he was sent to the intensive care unit because his skin was falling off, which is a common symptom of SJS.
“His skin problem is now 70 percent cured but I’m worried he may go blind” from the disease, Hong’s mother says. The boy will get surgery to help him with his left eye next week.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare adverse skin reaction to medication. It causes patients to suffer from skin rashes, blisters covering the entire body, blisters in the mucus membranes and skin peeling off. The condition can be fatal in some cases and causes the body to burn from the inside out. If your child develops SJS, contact attorney Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting SJS lawsuits and may be able to get you money for your injuries.
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