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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-144

Mycoplasma pneumonia-associated Fuchs syndrome: Challenging case of a young boy

Department of Skin and VD, Rajindra Hospital and Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Aarushi Kaushik
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_122_19

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Stevens–Johnson syndrome without skin involvement has been termed as Fuchs syndrome. In children, infections are the leading causes of SJS, with the most common being Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. This is a case of a schoolboy who presented with erosions on the lips which were preceded by vesicles. There was an involvement of all four mucosae and an active respiratory tract infection. A detailed clinical examination is needed to rule out the common differential diagnosis. A suspicion of Mycoplasma in such cases can avoid delay in diagnosis and adverse sequelae. The identification of causative agent can be done by PCR or ELISA technique. A prompt treatment to treat the cause and halt the disease process can lead to rapid improvement.

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