Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of your skin and mucous membranes. The NIH says SJS affects 1 to 2 per million people each year. It’s usually a reaction to a medication or an infection.

It is often triggered by a medication or an infection and can cause some serious and painful symptoms.

Tampa resident, Donna Rushing joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to talk about her battle with SJS that began one year ago.

Listen to the interview below:

SJS Image/Landee Fielland
SJS- A picture of Ms. Rushing’s finger
Image/Landee Fielland

The Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the first and only radio program dedicated to infectious disease and health news and information, airs every Sunday at 8 pm ET in the Tampa Bay area on AM 1380 The Biz and online at

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