Stevens-Johnson syndrome after treatment with azithromycin: an uncommon culprit.

Thomas M. Nappe DO, Lehigh Valley Health Network
Stephanie L Goren-Garcia
Jeanne L. Jacoby MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network


Azithromycin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic but is not considered a common etiologic agent for Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). SJS is a dermatologic emergency that occurs within a spectrum of severity and can result in severe morbidity and mortality.