SJS Awareness Month
August is Stevens – Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month.
You can help by requesting a proclamation from your governor proclaiming
August Stevens – Johnson Syndrome Awareness month.
Sample proclamation wording:
Whereas, Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis another form of SJS – are severe adverse reactions to medication; and,
Whereas, almost any medication, including over the counter drugs, can cause SJS; and,
Whereas, SJS affects people of ages and a large amount of its victims are children, and
Whereas, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, over 2 million Americans fall ill and are hospitalized every year from taking these recommended drugs and; of that 2 million that are admitted; over 140,000 are never released; and,
Whereas recognizing the early symptoms of SJS and prompt medical attention are the most invaluable tools in minimizing the possible long-term effects SJS may have on its victims;
Whereas the health and safety of our citizens is of utmost importance and the State of ____________ is committed to raising awareness and supporting all efforts to minimize the effects of life-threatening diseases such as Stevens Johnson Syndrome